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Subject:  Re: 401K for small business Date:  7/31/2013  9:38 PM
Author:  aj485 Number:  118956 of 127545

Looking at the Fidelity site, it indicates that with a self-employed 401k that one can fund 17,500/23,000. However, it also states that one can also do a profit sharing contribution of up to $51,000.

No. You missed the part in bold below from the '2013 employer contribution limits' row:

Employers may contribute up to 25% of compensation3 up to a maximum of $51,000.
Total employer/employee contributions cannot exceed $51,000.

Any non-catch-up salary deferral made by the employee (up to the $17,500 limit) is subtracted from the amount that the employer can contribute.

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