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Employer Retirement Plans Comparison Table for Small Businesses-2015 Plan Year

Last Updated January 26, 2015

Denise Appleby's Employer Retirement Plans Comparison Table  for Small Businesses-2015 Plan Year  .

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** THIS WAS UPDATED TO REFLECT A CORRECTION ON JANAURY 23, 2015. The previous version incorrectly showed the salary deferral limit as $18,500 iinstead of $18,000.***


This table provides a comparison of the features and benefits that apply to retirement plans that can be sponsored/adopted by small business owners. Focus on the areas that are important o the business owner, so as to help ensure that the plan that is chosen is the plan that is most suitable for the business.



Plans covered :
  • SEP IRAs
  • 401(k)s
  • Solo 401(k) / Individual-K
  • Profit Sharing
  • Money Purchase Pension
  • Defined Benefit Pension


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