Self-Directed SIMPLE IRA

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) IRAs allow small business owners (with 100 or less employees) to offer tax-deferred retirement benefits to themselves and employees through payroll deductions. Self-employed individuals also find these plans attractive for retirement planning purposes. In order to contribute to these plans you may not contribute to another retirement account.

Benefits of a SIMPLE IRA

Low start-up and facilitation costs

RMDs begin at age 70 ½

Employee salary deferral of up to $12,500

Employer match between 1-3% of employee deferral

Who is eligible for a SIMPLE IRA?

  • Self-employed individuals and/or small businesses with 100 or less employees the previous year who do not sponsor any other retirement plan.