Solo 401(k)’s most touted feature is its uniquely large annual contribution limits ($46k – $102k). A lesser known feature may be just as useful for some: participant loans.
What is a participant loan?
A Solo 401(k) participant can borrow up to either $50,000 or 50% of their account value with the following terms:
- To be repaid over an amortization schedule of 5 years or less
- Regular payments no less frequently than quarterly
- At a reasonable rate of interest… generally interpreted as prime rate + 1%
Under what conditions is this allowed?
Any. As long as the plan documents allow for it & the proper loan documents are prepared and executed, a participant loan can be made for any reason.
When is this useful?
This can be useful when [Read more…]