IRA Financial Group Introduces Customized Self-Directed Solo 401(k) Retirement Plan Solution for Professionals

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Solo 401(k) Plan will offer professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, dentists, architects, accountants, and consultants with a specialized self-directed retirement solution

Self-Employed Individual - Solo 401(k) Plan

IRA Financial Group’s Solo 401K plan is unique and so popular because it is designed specifically for the self-employed professional

The rising popularity of the solo 401K plan is a result of the EGTRRA tax law change that became effective in 2002. The law changed how salary deferral contributions are treated when calculating the maximum deduction limits for contributions to a solo 401K plan. This change created an opportunity for self-employed professionals, such as attorneys, doctors, consultants, architects, engineers, dentists, and consultants with no employees to put away additional amounts toward their retirement

A solo 401K Plan, also known as an individual 401k or self-directed 401(k) plan offers one the ability to use his or her retirement funds to make almost any type of investment on their own tax-free and penalty free without requiring the consent of any custodian or person. “Establishing a solo 401(k) plans offers a number of tax, retirement, and investment advantages,” stated Adam Bergman, a tax attorney with the IRA Financial Group. “IRA Financial Group’s Solo 401K plan is unique and so popular because it is designed specifically for the self-employed professional, “ stated Mr. Bergman.

There are many features of the IRA Financial Group’s solo 401K plan that make it so appealing for small business owners.

-High Contributions: Like all solo 401K plans, IRA Financial Group’s solo 401K plan will allow a plan participant to make annual contributions in 2011 up to $49,000 annually with an additional $5,500 catch-up contribution for those over age 50. The high contribution feature is one of the reasons a solo 401K plan is the most popular retirement vehicle for the self-employed.

-Tax and Penalty free loan: IRA Financial Group’s solo 401K plan allows plan participants to borrow up to $50,000 or 50% of their account value (whichever is less) for any purpose, including paying credit card bills, mortgage payments, or anything else. The loan has to be paid back over a five-year period at least quarterly at a minimum prime interest rate (you have the option of selecting a higher interest rate).

-Checkbook Control: With IRA Financial Group’s solo 401k plan, a plan participant will be granted checkbook control over his or her retirement funds. With IRA Financial Group’s solo 401K plan, the plan account can be opened at any local bank, including Chase, Wells Fargo, and even Fidelity. In addition, the plan participant can make almost any traditional as well as non-traditional investments, such as real estate, precious metals, tax liens, and much more.

-Roth Contributions & Conversion: IRA Financial Group’s solo 401K plan contains a built in Roth sub-account which can be contributed to without any income restrictions. In addition, the solo 401(k) plan allows for the conversion of a traditional 401(k) or 403(b) account to a Roth subaccount.

-Easy Administration: IRA Financial Group’s self directed 401k plan is easy to operate. There is generally no annual filing requirement unless the solo 401(k) Plan assets exceeds $250,000, in which case a short information return with the IRS (Form 5500-EZ) must be completed.

The IRA Financial Group was founded by a group of top law firm tax and ERISA lawyers who have worked at some of the largest law firms in the United States, such as White & Case LLP, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, and Thelen LLP.

IRA Financial Group is the market's leading “checkbook control Self Directed IRA Facilitator. IRA Financial Group has helped thousands of clients take back control over their retirement funds while gaining the ability to invest in almost any type of investment, including real estate without custodian consent.

To learn more about the IRA Financial Group please visit our website at or call 800-472-0646.


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