Author Topic: Individual 401(k) limits  (Read 1070 times)


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Individual 401(k) limits
« on: June 29, 2014, 08:43:41 PM »
I work full time and also consult on the side. I do the consulting through an LLC taxed as a sole proprietorship. Because I don't have a 401(k) through my full time employer, I was thinking of setting up an individual 401(k) through my LLC. I'm trying to figure out what the contribution limits would be. I'll make roughly $10k in profit this year through the consulting business. If I'm understanding it correctly, I can put all of that into the 401(k) because the employee contribution limit is $17,500 - it's sort of like paying myself all of the profit as salary and then putting 100% of the salary into the tax-advantaged account. Is that correct? Does anyone do anything similar and are there any gotchas to look out for, or reasons not to do this?


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Re: Individual 401(k) limits
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 10:40:40 PM »
You need to make $18950 to put in $17,500 due to self employment tax. With your $10k this month, you can put in $9235 and the rest goes to