Keep it SIMPLE: A tax-advantaged retirement plan solution for small businesses

Keep it SIMPLE: A tax-advantaged retirement plan solution for small businessesIf your small business doesn’t offer its employees a retirement plan, you may want to consider a SIMPLE IRA. Offering a retirement plan can provide your business with valuable tax deductions and help you attract and retain employees. For a variety of reasons, a SIMPLE IRA can be a particularly appealing option for small businesses. The deadline for setting one up for this year is October 1, 2018.

Workers age 50 and up: Boost retirement savings before year end with catch-up contributions

12_06_16_178503133_ITB_560x292.jpgWhether you didn’t save as much for retirement as you would have wished earlier in your career or you’d simply like to make the most of tax-advantaged savings opportunities, if you’ll be age 50 or older on December 31, consider making “catch-up” contributions to your employer-sponsored retirement plan by that date. These are additional contributions beyond the regular annual limits that can be made to certain retirement accounts.