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Whether you’re running your own business as a sole proprietor or have a staff of any size, consider a SEP-IRA (Simplified Employee Pension-IRA) from PNC Investments. This plan type allows you to leverage tax-advantaged investments for yourself and your employees.

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Key Features

Benefits Your Employees

Eligible employees reap the benefits of a Traditional IRA, but with higher contribution limits

Tax Efficiencies

Money is invested tax-deferred, and employers may get a tax deduction for all contributions

Immediate 100% Vesting

Any contributions in a SEP are 100% vested immediately



  • Generally available to sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, Subchapter S corporations and non-profit organizations of any size
  • Only the employer contributes (and must make the same contribution for all employees); employees do not contribute to a SEP IRA
  • All eligible employees are covered, and contributions are 100% vested immediately
  • Funds can be invested the same way as in any other IRA, and earnings accumulate tax-deferred
  • Contribution limits are higher than in other IRA types
  • Employers may be able to take a tax deduction for contributions made for their employees
  • Administration may be simpler than a 401(k) plan
  • Self-employed businesses can set up a SEP even if the owner is contributing to an employer-sponsored retirement plan at a second job

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