Author Topic: Solo 401(k) questions  (Read 637 times)

VladTheImpaler

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Solo 401(k) questions
« on: January 03, 2019, 02:39:27 PM »
Hey fellow MMM's

I have a technical question in regards to retirement accounts:

If a person has a full-time job (w-2), but their employer does not offer a 401(k),
can they open a Roth solo 401(k) and make after-tax contributions?

bacchi

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Re: Solo 401(k) questions
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 03:34:57 PM »
Only if that person has earned income from their own business.

tl;dr: No.

VladTheImpaler

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Re: Solo 401(k) questions
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »
Ok thanks. :)

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Re: Solo 401(k) questions
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 03:02:15 PM »
You could ask to be a 1099 contractor. But highly unlikely that you would be paid more, and you'd probably be misclassified if you are now a W-2 employee.

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Re: Solo 401(k) questions
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 05:29:14 PM »
Agreeing with all posts to date.

Note that you can invest your earnings up to $6,000 into an IRA ($7000 if over 50, I think). If your health insurance has an HSA option, usually that offers up to $3,000 opportunity to invest with tax advantages, I think.

Also note if you have a side business, and your W-2 job doesn't have an IRA, you can have a solo 401k for income earned in the side business (I think that's what bacci meant).