# What is a SEP distribution?

## What is a SEP distribution?

A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan provides business owners with a simplified method to contribute toward their employees’ retirement as well as their own retirement savings. Contributions are made to an Individual Retirement Account or Annuity (IRA) set up for each plan participant (a SEP-IRA).

### Are distributions from a SEP taxable?

SEP IRA contributions are tax-deferred, so taxes are only paid when distributions are taken. Distributions taken before the age of 59 ½ may be subject to an early-withdrawal penalty. Required minimum distributions must be taken at the age of 70 ½.

#### What is a SEP contribution?

A simplified employee pension (SEP) is an individual retirement account (IRA) that an employer or a self-employed person can establish. 1﻿ The employer is allowed a tax deduction for contributions made to a SEP IRA and makes contributions to each eligible employee’s plan on a discretionary basis.

When can I contribute to my Sep?

You can set up a SEP at any time during the year. Since your contributions are tax deductible, you must make the contributions to the SEP by April 15th if you are an unincorporated sole proprietor. If your company is a corporation or sub-chapter S corporation, you must make the contribution by March 15th.

How do you calculate SEP contribution?

How to calculate the maximum SEP contribution For employees, the calculation is easy — simply multiply the total compensation by 0.25. For example, if one of your employees earns \$50,000 this year, you can contribute up to \$12,500 to their SEP-IRA on his or her behalf.

## How do I calculate my SEP contribution?

You can contribute up to 25 percent of your adjusted net earnings from self-employment to a SEP IRA or the yearly dollar limit, whichever is less. Suppose your net earnings total \$200,000. Multiply by 92.35 percent to find the adjusted net earnings of \$184,700. Multiply \$184,700 by 25 percent to find your SEP contribution limit of \$46,175.

### Is Sep considered a retirement plan?

A simplified employee pension (SEP, or SEP IRA) is a retirement plan that an employer or self-employed individuals can establish. The employer is allowed a tax deduction for contributions made to the SEP plan and makes contributions to each eligible employee’s SEP IRA on a discretionary basis.