OnePersonPlus is a traditional defined benefit plan designed to meet the tax savings and retirement income needs of individuals with high self-employment income and owner-only or family businesses. These plans provide large tax-deductible contributions averaging $100,000+ annually. Often, adding a OnePerson(k) plan can increase the contribution and add flexibility.

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OnePersonPlus Defined Benefit Plan Allows the Largest Contribution

High income earners 50 or older may be eligible to contribute to a OnePersonPlus 2 to 3 times the amount they might otherwise contribute to a SEP or 401(k).

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For a Client Age 52 Earning $270,000

OnePersonPlus Retirement Chart

2017 plan maximum contribution limits for a 52 year-old, including “catch-up” contributions of $3000 for SIMPLE IRA, $6000 for 401(k).

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OnePersonPlus has the potential to be a powerful retirement plan solution for people who are:

  • Earning $100,000 or more annually in one of these ways
    • As primary income for an owner-only business or owner plus spouse or other family member
    • Has a second occupation or source of income in which individual works for himself or herself
    • Is considered an Independent Contractor rather than an employee
  • Interested in making larger contributions than allowed in a SEP-IRA or 401(k)
  • Likely to have cash flow to make contributions for 3-5 years or longer

Key Advantages of OnePersonPlus Defined Benefit Plan

  • Allows the highest contributions to a qualified plan – $100,000 or more and as much as 100% of compensation, depending on a number of factors
  • Contributions and fees are fully tax deductible – saving huge amounts in taxes
  • Investments grow tax-deferred building wealth faster than a taxable investment
  • Clients and their advisors may invest plan contributions in
    marketable securities, such as stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds and annuities, they choose
  • Reduces adjusted gross income making itemized deductions and personal exemptions worth even more
  • Tax-free roll over to an IRA at retirement (or at plan termination)

More Client Profiles


  • Attorney

  • Construction Trades

  • Consultant

  • Engineer

  • Entertainer

  • Family Business

  • Farmer

  • Financial Advisor

  • Graphic Designer

  • Corporate Director

  • Physician

  • Real Estate Agent

  • Sales Rep

  • Software Engineer

  • Web Developer

Getting Started

Please Note: Your Defined Benefit plan for the 2017 tax year must be set up by the end of the business fiscal year, generally, December 31st.


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Complete Questionnaire & Send Payment


Sign Plan Documents


Open Investment Account

Key Dates

Defined Benefit Plans must be opened by the end of the business’s fiscal year, generally December 31st.

Contributions are not required until the tax filing deadline with extensions but no later than eight and a half months after the end of the fiscal year.


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