Give your 401(k) plan a checkup at least once a year

In many industries, offering a 401(k) plan is a competitive necessity. If you don’t offer one and a competitor does, it could mean the difference in a job candidate’s decision to accept their offer over yours. It could even send employees heading for the door. If you do not currently have a retirement plan for […]

Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2020

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have increased for 2020. Here are some that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax The amount of employees’ earnings that are subject to Social Security tax is capped for 2020 at $137,700 (up from $132,900 […]

Contribution limits for 401(k) plans increasing in 2020; IRA limits remain the same

The contribution limits for employees with 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans will increase in 2020 from 19,000 to $19,500. The catch-up contribution limit for employees 50 and older who participate in these plans is increased from $6,000 to $6,500. The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional IRAs and Roth […]

Creating a new employee retirement plan could mean a tax credit

If you have been considering creating a retirement plan for your employees, you should know about a valuable tax credit that is available. Employers may be able to claim a tax credit for some of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE IRA or qualified retirement plan. The tax credit is 50 […]

Are your employees ignoring their 401(k)s?

For many businesses, offering employees a 401(k) plan is no longer an option — it’s a competitive necessity. But employees often grow so accustomed to having a 401(k) that they don’t pay much attention to it. It’s in your best interest as a business owner to buck this trend. Keeping your employees engaged with their […]

What is the right 401(k) for your business?

Most employers know the value of offering employees a tax-advantaged retirement plan, but the question is finding the right one. The most common plan of this type is a 401(k), but you may not be aware that there are a variety of types. Below is an overview of some of the most popular options: Traditional. […]