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We have a variety of small business retirement plans that offer self-employed, entrepreneurs, and sole proprietors and their employees, tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement. And with flexible funding, tax-deductible contributions, a wide range of investment choices, and higher contribution options than a traditional IRA, we can help you find a plan that's right for your business needs and retirement goals.

Small business and Self-Employed Retirement Plans

  • Solo 401k

    A Solo 401k, also commonly referred to as an individual 401k, is for self-employed individuals without full-time employees. By allowing you to contribute as both the employer and the employee, this plan enables you (and your spouse if he or she works for you) to boost your retirement savings with higher contribution limits. Both Roth and pre-tax salary deferrals may be permitted.


    A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA is a plan completely funded by the employer. This plan benefits both the employer and employees, with tax-deductible contributions for the employer and tax-deferred growth for the employees. Flexibility over contributions makes it a good choice for businesses with varying profits.


    A Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) allows both the employer and employee to contribute to employee retirement accounts with tax benefits for employer contributions and the ability for employees to make pre-tax contributions. This plan is intended for businesses with steady profits.

  • Profit-Sharing

    Profit-Sharing plans reward employees with a percentage of company profits, although contributions do not have to be based on profits. Employer contributions are discretionary and provide tax benefits for both the employer and employee.

Learn how the right retirement plan can help you grow your retirement portfolio, attract and retain valuable employees, and pursue your retirement goals. Talk to a TD Ameritrade representative today.
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Solo 401(k) Plan




What Plan Fits My Business?

Self-employed individuals without any full-time employees (other than my spouse or business partner)



Businesses with 1 - 100 employees (corporate employers, non-profits, partnerships)




Who is Able to Contribute?

Employer contributes on employees behalf





Employee contributes on own behalf


What are the Contribution Options?

Employer contributions are tax-deductible





Employee contributions are flexible


Contributions have tax-deferred growth potential


Contributions must be immediately vested


Additional Benefits

No employer IRS tax filing for the business


Ability to exclude part time employees


Tax deductible plan expenses


Learn more with our small business retirement account guides

  • Solo 401k

    A retirement plan designed especially for businesses without employees. 


    A 100% employer-funded retirement plan for businesses with or without employees.


    A matching plan for businesses with employees that is funded by both employer and employee contributions. 

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