United States
Employer Sponsored 401(k) Plans


What is 401(k) Plan ?

A 401(K) plan is popularly known as an employer-sponsored retirement plan to which certain eligible employees based on pre-set criteria can make tax-deferred contributions from their salary or wages.

How Does the 401(k) Work ?

When a worker enrolls in a 401(k), they consent to have a portion of each paycheck put directly into an investing account. A portion or the entire contribution may be matched by the employer.

What are the Types of 401(k) Plans ?

There are several types of 401(k) plans available to employers, traditional 401(k) plan, roth 401(k) plan, SIMPLE 401(k) plan and safe harbor 401(k) plan.


Who is Eligible for 401(k) Plan ?

An employee must have completed 12 months of work and be 21 years of age or older in order to be eligible to join the 401(k) Plan.

Contributing to a 401(k) Plan

Up to the financial amounts defined by the IRS, both the employee and employer are permitted to make contributions to account.

Contribution Limits for 401(k) Plan

The annual cap on employee contributions for 2022 is $20,500 for those under the age of 50. However, people who are 50 and older are eligible to pay a $6,500 catch-up contribution.

How to Withdraw Money From 401(k) plan ?

You can start taking withdrawals from your 401(k) at age 59.5 (in some situations, age 55) without incurring a penalty tax. To withdrawal get in touch with your plan administrator.

Tax Benefits and Pre-Tax Contributions

Up to the 401(k) contribution limit, a 401(k) plan enables you to defer paying income taxes on the money you contribute to the plan in the current year.

How to Get a 401(k) Plan ?

You get a 401(k) from your employer. Sadly, not all firms grant employees access to 401(k) plans. There is a feature of automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans.