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What Are Some Advantages Of A SEP , Simplified Employee Pension Plan ?

Some advantages of a SEP Simplified Employee Pension Plan are: Contributions to a SEP are tax deductible and your business pays no taxes on the earnings on the investments. You are not locked into making contributions every year. In fact, you decide each year whether, and how much, to contribute to your employees’ SEP-IRAs. Generally, you do not have to file any documents with the government. Sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations, including S corporations, can set up SEPs. You may be eligible for a tax credit of up to $500 per year for each of the first 3 years for the cost of starting the plan. Administrative costs are low.

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