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How to Use Your 401K or IRA Account to Buy or Start Up Your Own Business.

A Sad Story That Happened Over and Over Again.

Twenty-one years ago, I cringed when friends cash out their 401K accounts to get the money to invest in a business of their own. And paid 40% of their life savings to the IRS in taxes and early distribution penalties.

Then, with the help of top pension attorneys and third-party administrators, we put together a tax-deferred “rollover” procedure. Surprisingly no one knew it had been allowed in codified law since the passage of the ERISA Act of 1974!

With this new replacement plan procedure, we had hundreds of our clients who were able to avoid taking taxable “distributions.” That meant they could prevent writing a check for $40,000 to the IRS (on a $100,000 balance in a 401K) and invest that money into their new business!

How Does This Work?

With the adoption of a 401K business funding plan, you are allowed to convert your 401(k) into privately-held stock in your new business with no taxes or penalties due.

For this tax-deferred transfer we create a 501(a) trust and couple it to  special “exemption clauses”. 

In this way, you would not be “cashing out” your 401(k). When you invest these savings into a business, the IRS accepts this as a tax-deferred “rollover” which allows you to keep the 35% to 40% you would have paid in early-distribution taxes and invest that extra money in the business. It’s pretty much a no brainer.

We have helped hundreds of clients over the past two decades get  tax-free access to their 401(k), 403(b), 457, and IRA funds to buy or startup their own businesses.

This is a great alternative to borrowing money from a bank since you won’t have to pay back any principal or interest payments.

Below is a comparison between “cashing out” your 401(k) versus “rolling over” these savings on a tax-free basis. As you can see, It’s basically a no brainer.

For additional details please send me an email today to dean@401kbusinessfunding.net, or fill out our online contact form with your name, email address, and any questions you may have. We will get back with you on the same day. 

Here Are the Numbers

CASH OUT

YOUR 4O1K

ROLLOVER INTO

A NEW BUSINESS

Amount in retirement fund: $ 100,000 $ 100,000
Mandatory 20% withholding for taxes: $ 20,000 0
Cash available to withdraw: $ 80,000 $ 100,000
Tax consequences of withdrawal:
Federal income taxes (at 28%) $ -28,000 0
Early distribution penalty (10%) $ -10,000 0
State income taxes (2%) $ -3,000 0
Total taxes & penalties: $ 41,000 0
Compare with the cost to set up a 401 Business Funding Plan: $ 4,950
Net cash available: $ 59,000 $95,050
Percent of retirement funds retained: 59% 95%
Additional cash without taxes & penalties. $ 54,050

HOW TO GET AN SBA LOAN DOWN PAYMENT

  • Last year the SBA backed 52,000 loans for small businesses.
  • The 7(a) loan can be used to finance any business purpose, including a startup, an acquisition, working capital, salaries, equipment purchases, inventory, and real estate.
  • All SBA loans require you to make a down payment ranging from 10% to 30% of the principal. The inability to make a large enough down payment can disqualify you from being approved.
  • There are other forms of funding to cover the loan down payment, including tax-free 401(k) and IRA rollovers.
  • If you have socked away savings in a 401K or IRA account, there is a way to use these dormant funds for your SBA Loan down payment.
  • For years SBA lenders required every investor in a new business to have a 20% interest or more to cosign the note. A 401K could not be part of the investment because it could not “encumber itself”.
401K Business Funding LLC
401K Business Funding LLC

EXCLUSIVE: In 2003, our firm worked with the Small Business Administration to create “waiver request” documents that would allow our clients to use their 401K for the down payment required to be eligible for an SBA loan.