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Is it possible to deposit stock into a Solo 401k?

Towards the Solo 401k limit, is it possible to deposit stock held in an investment account, and have that count towards the limit? For example, if my 401k contribution limit is $20,000 annually, can ...
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Can I roll over 401k without leaving job, into personal IRA [duplicate]

I am younger than 40. Can I move my current employer-sponsored 401k funds to a personal IRA, without penality, and without leaving the company?
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Solo 401k eligibility

I would like to know if I am eligible to open a Solo 401k, and if so, what is the max amount I can contribute. I think I meet the requirements listed on various sites: I have started working on a ...
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Paying my wife's LLC from my LLC and solo 401k contributions

My wife works as a consultant to a business I operate (a single-member LLC). Can I pay her business (also a single-member LLC) as a vendor? I would treat her payment as a contractor expense, and she ...
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Am I still covered by my self-employed 401(k)?

A couple years ago I setup a self-employed 401(k) plan (solo 401(k)) to handle retirement contributions made from a side hustle that my spouse and I both participated in as a qualified joint venture. ...
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Avoiding self-employment tax and maximizing retirement contributions

This is a follow-up to the answer to this question. Suppose you have a single-member LLC that makes $200k and that you would like to contribute the annual maximum of $54k to a SEP IRA. Is it ...
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Can a person running two (non-incorporated, sole-proprietor) businesses write off expenses from one and contribute to a solo 401k for the other?

I think this will be the last year I can get away with not using a tax professional, but I'd love to go one more year before I have to. My wife (filing jointly) is currently freelance consulting. Let'...
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20% pass through deduction + ~20% solo 401k deduction?

From what I hear none of the 401k stuff has been modified in the new tax bill This means SOLO 401ks would still have like 20+% profit contribution maxes, up to the $53k or so upper limit from entity ...
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Can I rollover a traditional IRA into a self-employed 401k if the self-employed business had no income this year?

I have a self-employed 401k, and I want to rollover a traditional IRA into it. My self-employed business has no income this year, and I'm wondering if the rollover is allowed without tax penalties.
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2 401k's and a SEP-IRA

I have been a contractor for 9 months of this year where I earned 1099 income. I am an employee with a company that has a 401k. I am over 50 so I can contribute $24,000 to the company 401k, and the ...
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What dictates 401K loan interest rates?

I have seen it commonly mentioned that 401K loans are offered commonly at Prime + 1% rates? But is that required by law? What section of the tax code addresses the upper and lowerbounds on interest ...
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How to calculate the maximum contribution to a Solo 401(k) for a small side business?

My wife has been hired as an independent contractor to give language lessons. She has other teaching jobs where she receives W-2s. She contributes to a 403(b) through those jobs, but is below the $...
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Circumstances where pre-tax trading profits can go into a Solo 401k

Can trading profits (capital gains) be contributed to a solo 401k under the employer profit contribution provisions, where up to 25% of business profits can be contributed. (some sources say 20%) ...
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Solo 401k and 25% profit contributions: Is this also a deduction against income?

Are the 25% profit contributions also a deduction against income? Assume the income source is a pass-through entity such as a single member LLC, so all income comes straight to the individual's taxes. ...
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Can you really contribute over the 401k limit if you have a traditional 401k and a side-hustle?

I just had a possibly-brilliant idea, but I am completely not an expert in retirement/tax laws, so I'm wondering if there's anything I'm missing here: I have a regular job I plan on keeping long-...
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Can I use my Solo 401(k) to deduct my taxes from my W-2 earned income?

I used to be a contractor (1099) in 2014, but have been a W-2 employee all of 2015 and 2016, I work for a startup that I am not the owner of, they pay me as a w2 employee. In 2015, I maxed out my ...
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Do I need to start a new 401k?

I have a solo 401k for over 10 years. I had to stop working in the line of business I was doing and start in a different business. My question is do I need to start a new 401k and roll the old one ...
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Can I contribute to a SEP-IRA and a Solo 401(k) for the same business?

This money.SE question and this BogleHeads forum thread both seem to ask about whether or not you can contribute to both a SEP-IRA and a Solo 401(k) at the same time for the same business. I'm not ...
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How can I calculate an employer 25% contribution for a solo 401k in advance?

My situation: I am the sole employee of an S-Corp. In 2016, based on a reliable contract, I can expect a gross of $80K. Typically, I have $2-3K in expenses. I'm under 50. Because of our overall ...
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As a Sole Proprietor, will “employer” Solo 401k contributions count towards gross income?

With a Solo 401k, I can contribute up to 25% of my income as "employer contributions." Do these contributions count toward my adjusted gross income? Example I make $100,000 in 2015. I am 55 years ...
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Individual 401(k) and Contribution Limits [duplicate]

For an individual who was self-employed part of this year and contributed to an Solo 401(k). Now the individual is employed and covered under a standard 401(k). Does the solo 401(k) contribution ...
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Should I sell my individual stocks and buy a mutual fund

In early 2008, I rolled over a small 401K from a previous employer into a private account and bought a bunch of individual stocks. (Stop laughing) For a while, it was so bad, the transaction fees to ...
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Administrator vs Broker vs Custodian for a Solo 401(k)?

I'm planning to open a Solo 401(k) with Schwab. There are some provisions that are decided by the Plan Administrator, which I assumed would be me (my business, technically). However, doing research, I'...
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Can I open a Solo 401(k) if I am an independent contractor but also work part-time as an employee?

I am contributing to the 401(k) at my part time job, but want to know if I can also open a Solo 401(k) to delay taxes on income from my work as an independent contractor.
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Can a Solo 401k be used to reduce your taxes by selling taxable investments and contributing the proceeds?

I have been reading up on Solo 401k plans, thinking I might start one for myself. From what I see, there is a quasi-loophole that could be useful for tax planning. If I understand how Solo 401ks ...
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Should I open an IRA, or will it be redundant once I get a 401k?

I'm 28 years old and currently a 1099 self-employed contractor at my job, and have been for 2+ years now. I make about $70k a year before taxes. I'm hoping to eventually get hired on full-time and ...
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Solo-401k interaction with employer sponsored 401k. Limits of contribution from Schedule C income

I'm quitting a job at the end of this year. I want to start a solo-401k for all my schedule C income and I have a couple of concerns: If my employer were to, for some reason, pay me in 2015 some ...
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Do I qualify for a personal 401-K Plan?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I qualify to set up a personal 401-k Plan? I am currently employed and make a full salary. I have maxed out my individual contribution in my personal IRA ...
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100% Contribution to 401K / Payroll Taxes

This is actually a followup question to a previous post: Tax implications for a 100% 401k contribution limit I mistakenly posted it there first as an answer. I'm new here ... Sorry! My question ...
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With max contributions possible, what are the advantages of an IRA over a solo 401k?

The only cited disadvantage I have seen for solo 401k's are fees to administer them. My broker has no fees, so we can cross that off the list. Given my position to max out a solo 401k and contribute ...
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Exercise ISO or NSO in solo 401k?

I have a solo 401k. My employer does not offer one. What is the correct way to exercise employee stock options with capital from the 401k to make the resulting stock an asset of the 401k? Ideally ...
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I'm self-employed, should I contribute to a SEP-IRA or a Solo 401k?

I own my company and am the only employee. I have set up a SEP-IRA, but have yet to contribute to it. Can anyone expand on benefits of my SEP-IRA vs. opening a Solo 401k and contributing to it instead?...
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Individual 401k and employed at another company

I am a US resident currently employed at a company that I don't own, a peon. I want to do some work on the side so I was going to setup an LLC. With that LLC I was going to rollover 401k funds from ...
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Moving current employer 401(k) balance into self-directed solo 401k?

Let's say my employer offers a 401(k). In general, this means I can only pick from a basket of funds to invest in. I prefer self directing my investments, and my broker offers a no-fee solo 401k. I ...
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What are the requirements for setting up a solo 401k?

I'm leaving a job that has a 401k for a startup that has no 401k. I can switch to using a traditional IRA but the max contribution per year is 5K, so that would cut my tax-deffered savings per year ...
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Where can I find a Third Party Administrator for a self-directed solo 401K?

Following up from my question here, can anyone recommend a good Third Party Administrator (TPA) that can create/amend a non-prototype plan for a solo 401k for a flat fee? Either that, or a site that ...
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Can I be my own administrator for an Individual/Solo 401k?

I'm interested in creating a company and rolling my 401K into a Solo or Individual 401k so that I can have more control over my investments. From what I've seen so far, it looks like you need an "...
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Can I contribute to both a solo 401k and a regular 401k in the same year?

I was self employed during the first quarter of 2011, then switched to full time employment. I have a solo 401k that I haven't contributed to in tax year 2011. I have been contributing to my ...
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I have a 401k loan used for a house down payment and now I am changing jobs: What should I do?

I guess this could be a cautionary tale, but I am hoping it can be remedied. I had a job that I am leaving, but I had took a 401k loan to put down on a house. I don't have the money to pay it back ...
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Best way to fund solo 401k account in cash crunch?

I'm Self-employed in the US. 2010 was a good year, and I am facing a big income tax bill. Will owe $18-20k in April. I can reduce that significantly if I max out my solo 401k at $45k. Haven't made any ...
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What threshold to move from SEP to Solo401k?

I'm self employed. Currently planning to fund a SEP for 2010. At what threshold do I need to switch to a Solo401k? (I'm in the SEP because (a) it's easy and (b) it's cheap -- no fees. Solo401k looked ...