SEP

Mountain West IRA – SEP

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP)

How to open a self-directed SEP account
SEP Rules:

If you choose to contribute to your retirement plan, you have the ability to select the percentage of contribution for any given year (0-25% of earned income) for both yourself and your staff. The only requirement is that the contribution percentage for a given year must be the same for each employee.

If you would like a self-directed SEP and your current retirement plan does not allow self-direction, you may transfer all or part of the funds to a Mountain West self-directed SEP so that you may choose your own investments.

Keep in mind that the maximum compensation amount that can be used for calculating your contribution is $265,000 (2018).

Why Consider a Mountain West Self-Directed SEP?
  • A Mountain West self-directed SEP does not have the start-up and operating costs of a conventional employer plan.
  • Allows for tax-deductible contribution of 25% of each employee’s pay up to $54,000.
  • You and your employees can have the flexibility to self-direct your retirement funds into real estate, mortgages, and other alternative investments.
Also consider a self-directed SEP if:
  • You are: a sole proprietor, independent contractor, self-employed, partner, corporation, or S corporation
  • Your business pays no taxes on investment earnings
  • You do not want to be locked into making contributions every year
  • You would like a plan with low administrative costs
  • You are looking for a wider range of investment choices

SEP Contribution Limits


Up to 25% of compensation with a maximum of $54,000

Self-Directed IRA Education

Webinar Information

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2018 Contribution Limits
Self-Directed IRA Investment Process