Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Still can't figure out solo-401k eligibility (W2 employee with side 1099 income)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • spiritrider
    replied
    Neither 401a employee mandatory contributions or voluntary after-tax contributions are considered employee elective deferrals and are not included in the 402g employee elective deferral limit.

    A 457b plan is a non-qualified plan. The 457b employee elective deferral + employer contribution limit is equal to but not included in the 402g employee elective deferral limit.

    Only employee elective deferrals to a 401k, 403b, SARSEP and SIMPLE IRA are included in the 402g employee elective deferral limit.

    Leave a comment:


  • Tim
    replied
    Originally posted by Duckworth View Post

    SwitchPool I'd double check that, 19500 as an employee is all you are allowed TOTAL across all jobs. If you maxed 19.5 as your W2, the only part you can put intop your solo 401K is the employER match from the 50K of income, the max of which the cacluators will tell you. Do not double up your employEE contributions!
    Not applicable to OP’s calculation, but the $19.5 is voluntary contributions. Mandatory in the wife’s case is excluded from the individual limit.
    401a mandatory. 19,600. 7%x 280k limit
    403b elective. 19,500. Retirement elective limit
    457 elective. 19,500. Separate deferral limit
    The three types aren’t clearly identifiable on the calculators. I believe mandatory would be excluded from entry.

    Leave a comment:


  • Duckworth
    replied
    Ah I missed that only his spouse had the 403b. Op ignore my warning Thanks!

    Leave a comment:


  • jacoavlu
    commented on 's reply
    I should probably put the link back in my signature - I get tired of having to copy paste the link

  • jacoavlu
    replied
    Originally posted by Duckworth View Post

    SwitchPool I'd double check that, 19500 as an employee is all you are allowed TOTAL across all jobs. If you maxed 19.5 as your W2, the only part you can put intop your solo 401K is the employER match from the 50K of income, the max of which the cacluators will tell you. Do not double up your employEE contributions!
    457b contributions don’t count which is why those links don’t ask anything about 457b contributions

    Leave a comment:


  • Duckworth
    replied
    Originally posted by SwitchPool View Post

    Wow these were amazing, thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. Looks like I can contribute 19.5k (employee) + a percentage as an employer.
    SwitchPool I'd double check that, 19500 as an employee is all you are allowed TOTAL across all jobs. If you maxed 19.5 as your W2, the only part you can put intop your solo 401K is the employER match from the 50K of income, the max of which the cacluators will tell you. Do not double up your employEE contributions!

    Leave a comment:


  • SwitchPool
    replied
    Originally posted by jacoavlu View Post
    Wow these were amazing, thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. Looks like I can contribute 19.5k (employee) + a percentage as an employer.

    Leave a comment:


  • saildawg
    commented on 's reply
    I never grow tired of linking the finance buff spreadsheet

  • Peds
    replied
    Originally posted by SwitchPool View Post
    Hi all - digging through several forum threads and multiple WCI and other financial blog posts and I still can't figure out my eligibility and maximum for a solo 401k
    keep reading
    https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/multiple-401k-rules/

    Leave a comment:


  • jacoavlu
    replied
    https://docs.zoho.com/sheet/publishe...05e8140934898a


    https://obliviousinvestor.com/solo-4...on-calculator/

    check these out come back with numbers and questions

    Leave a comment:


  • Still can't figure out solo-401k eligibility (W2 employee with side 1099 income)

    Hi all - digging through several forum threads and multiple WCI and other financial blog posts and I still can't figure out my eligibility and maximum for a solo 401k. Basically our situation:

    Me:
    W2 income from main job (resident) about $70k. 457b governmental which we will max ($19500)
    1099 income from side hustle, about $50k.

    Spouse:
    W2 income from main job (attending) about $350k. 401a (mandatory contribute 7% and hospital match 8%), 403b (we will max $19500), and 457b governmental (we will max $19500).

    Of course, maxing back door roth IRAs also (not sure if that is relevant to this scenario)

    Based on my $50k of side hustle income, can I contribute to a solo 401k and if so, how much? I saw a limit of 25% of self-employment income (ie, $12,500 in my scenario) and was wondering if I read that right. Also does my spouse's 401a and/or 403b affect my eligibility/max for my solo 401k?

    Thanks!
Working...
X