A Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP) is a type of business retirement plan available to business owners and their employees. Because of their similarity to IRAs, SEPs are sometimes referred to as "Super IRAs", however, there is an important difference: SEPs allow annual contributions to exceed $5,000.
Allows employees to save for retirement while providing a tax deduction for the business. A SEP also allows businesses to retain quality employees.
SEPs allow business owners to contribute the lesser of 25 percent of their compensation or $61,250 annually (2011), limited by the compensation cap for the year. For 2011, compensation used in determining contributions will be limited to $245,000. Contributions made to SEP plans are tax deductible and grow tax-deferred. Business owners can exclude employees from the plan until they have worked for the business three of the immediately preceding five years and are over the age of 21.
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