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Business Owners: How to Cut Your 2011 Taxes by $38,000
August 3, 2011
By Peter C. Thoms, CFA
Founder, Orion Capital Management LLC
Business owners and independent professionals have powerful tax-saving options available to them that the rest of the population simply does not.
By opening and funding an IRS-approved qualified retirement plan called a small business defined benefit plan, a business owner or independent professional can make tax-deductible contributions to the plan in excess of $100,000 per year and thereby save $38,000 or more in taxes each year.
Defined benefit (DB) plans are not right for everyone, however.
Do you fit this profile?
The small business defined benefit plan is an IRS-approved qualified retirement plan that allows self-employed professionals to make large annual tax-deductible contributions and accumulate as much as $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 in a retirement account in just 5-10 years.
Here is a list of the typical professions of people with defined benefit plans:
Relative to other retirement plans, DB plans enjoy several key advantages:
Defined benefit plans are not appropriate for everyone, but for those in the right circumstances they can provide large tax savings and a very fast way to “catch-up” on amassing a substantial retirement nest egg.
We would be pleased to generate a complimentary proposal for you if you would like to see how much you could save in taxes by establishing a defined benefit plan. Just give us a call or send an email. It takes just a little time and won’t cost you a thing.
Peter C. Thoms, CFA
Orion Capital Management LLC
1330 Orange Ave. Suite 302
Coronado, CA 92118
About the Author:
Peter C. Thoms, CFA, is the founder and managing member of Orion Capital Management LLC, an independent Registered Investment Advisor based in Coronado, California. The firm focuses on managing global investment accounts for institutional and private clients.
This document is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this report is to be construed as a specific investment recommendation. This document does not constitute the provision of investment advice, which is only provided by Orion Capital Management LLC under a written investment advisory agreement and only in states in which Orion Capital Management LLC is registered or is exempt from registration requirements. Orion is not a tax advisor and does not provide tax advice. For tax advice individuals should consult their CPA.
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