Business Retirement Accounts

Business Retirement Accounts

Gain the respect of your employees by helping them reach their respective retirement goals. Peoples National Bank offers two retirement options to suit your business. Choose between our SEP and SIMPLE IRA options and benefit from the different tax advantages each offers.

Setting up a business IRA is simple, inexpensive, and requires minimal paperwork or operational burden. Speak to your account officer about which plan is right for your business today.


SEP IRAs
  • Ideal for businesses of any size or self-employed individuals
  • Gain the respect of your employees
  • Help employees reach their retirement savings goals
  • Employee always has complete ownership of all SEP IRA money
  • Earn competitive interest on entire balance
  • Contributions are tax deductible; your business pays no taxes on earnings
  • Contributions made only by the employer
  • Only self-employed may make contributions on their own behalf
  • Little to no documents to file with government
  • Inexpensive to set up and operate
  • Flexible annual contributions – good plan if cash flow is unpredictable
  • Can contribute up to 25% of each participant's annual compensation (earned income)
  • Or, up to the maximum allowable limit for current plan year, whichever is less*
  • Must contribute equally for all employees
  • Employee must first establish a traditional IRA, in which the employer will deposit SEP contributions
SIMPLE IRAs
  • Available to any small business – generally with 100 or fewer employees
  • Gain the respect of your employees
  • Employees have the option to make self-contributions
  • Help employees reach their retirement savings goals
  • Employee always has complete ownership of all SIMPLE IRA money
  • Earns a competitive interest rate
  • Employer must not have any other retirement plan
  • Minimal paperwork necessary; no filing requirements
  • Inexpensive to set up and operate
  • Lower contribution limits than some other retirement options
  • Employees share responsibility of growing their retirement
  • Each year, employer is required to contribute:
  • Matching contribution up to 3% of compensation, or
  • 2% nonelective contribution for each eligible employee*

*Under the "nonelective" contribution formula, even if an eligible employee doesn't contribute to his or her SIMPLE IRA, that employee must still receive an employer contribution to his or her SIMPLE IRA equal to 2% of his or her compensation.