OnePersonPlus Defined Benefit Plans and OwnersPlus Cash Balance +401(k) plans have the potential to allow business owners to reduce current year taxes and build wealth by making the largest possible tax-deferred contributions to an IRS-approved retirement plan. We have simplified the process and provide free consulting to help you decide if this is the right plan and the right time for you.
Step 1: Decide How Much You Want to Save
A Plan Designed Specifically for You
We start by learning about you and your objectives:
- Are you trying to maximize your savings and tax deductions or do you have a certain amount you would like to contribute each year?
- How are you compensated?
- How long do you plan to keep your business?
- Is your income stable or highly variable?
- Do you have or are you planning to add employees?
When we understand the basics, and discuss your situation with you and your CPA or advisors, we design a plan and estimate what your annual contribution to a defined benefit or cash balance plan will be.
Estimating Your Contribution
Step 2: Estimating Your Contribution
We will calculate your annual contribution to a OnePersonPlus® or OwnersPlus program based on actuarial formulas and:
- Your current age – the older you are, the more you may contribute each year to reach a specific goal
- The average of your three highest consecutive years of income. Eligible compensation differs based on your type of business. Learn more about compensation.
- Your planned retirement age – usually at least five years from the year you adopt the plan
- In subsequent years, the balances you have accumulated in your plan
ESTABLISHING YOUR PLAN
Step 3: ESTABLISHING YOUR PLAN
Once we have a plan designed to meet your objectives, you will complete a Set Up Questionnaire and mail to Dedicated DB with your set up fee. Upon receipt, we will create your legal plan documents and send a Document Kit with your plan Adoption Agreement and other documents to sign. This process can take a couple of weeks to complete.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Defined Benefit plans are required to be covered by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) insurance program with the following exceptions:
- Professional Service Employer with fewer than 25 participants
- Owners only / with spouse
A professional service individual includes, but is not limited to, physicians, dentists, chiropractors, osteopaths, optometrists, other licensed practitioners of the healing arts, attorneys at law, public accountants, engineers, architects, draftsmen, actuaries, psychologist, scientists, and performing artists.
If required to be covered by the program, premiums will need to be paid to the PBGC.
Defined Benefit plans must be established by the end of the fiscal year for your business, generally December 31st.
Step 4: Investment Account
Once your DB plan is established and we provide your Trust ID, you can open an investment account at any brokerage, mutual fund company or through a financial advisor. You (and your advisors) select and manage the investments. Dedicated DB does not manage your investments or charge any investment-related fees.
- We do suggest that you consider investments that are not highly volatile.
- If you open your account prior to December, do not deposit more than 50% of the expected contribution until you give us your final compensation for the year and we have updated your contribution amount.
- Contributions are not required until you file your taxes, with extensions, but no later than 8.5 months after the end of your fiscal year.