A Simple IRA is a retirement program for self-employed individuals and small businesses with 100 or fewer employees.  Eligible employees can fund these accounts with salary deferrals and employers may make additional contributions. A Simple IRA provides a way to contribute to a retirement account on a regular basis.

Simple IRA Contribution Limits for 2023

An employee may contribute up to $15,500 if under the age of 50 and $19,000 if age 50 or older.

An employer is required to contribute for the employee.  This can be either a dollar-for-dollar matches up to 3% of an employee’s salary or a flat 2% of an employees pay.  Employers are required to contribute whether the employee contributes to the Simple IRA. The employers matching contributions are tax deductible as a business expense. Please consult with a tax advisor for a Simple IRA plan.

Benefits of a Simple IRA

Investment growth will be tax-deferred — Investment will grow tax deferred with compound interest until retirement.

Investment Choices — Allows you many investment choices enabling you to meet your long-term financial goals and invest the money based upon your risk tolerance.

Instant Vesting — Employer contributions are 100% vested to the employee immediately and can go with the employee whenever they leave the company. 

Schedule a Meeting to Learn About Simple IRA Accounts

If you are looking investment options for your small business, contact Safe Harbor to learn more. We offer a complimentary consultation to review your existing retirement plans and can provide guidance on the right IRA Account solution that will provide the money you need to live comfortably in your golden years. Contact us here or call at 614-760-0670 to schedule your initial consultation or to learn more about a Simple IRA accounts.