Safe Harbor 401(k) plan is option for small business owners

August 1, 2007

The Safe Harbor 401(k) plan allows for greater tax-deferred savings than the SIMPLE IRA and avoids the bulk of the administrative expenses of the traditional 401(k). Participants are permitted to defer up to $15,500 for 2007, with an additional $5,000 catch-up available to participants age 50 and over. Adding a cross-tested plan could provide larger proportionate contributions to those closer to retirement.

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