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Subject: Re: How do I start a SEP/IRA? Date: 12/11/1997 12:18 PM
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Scott:

We have had a SAR/SEP at my company for 5 years. You really only have to fill out a one page IRS form, which you keep on file. You generally have to provide a trustee (like a mutual fund company) a copy of the document, but you do not have to file this document with the IRS.

But allow me to suggest something different: a SIMPLE IRA. SIRA's are new - coming into existence something like 2 years ago. They address a real limitation of the SEP - namely that owner's contributions are limited by the average contribution of non-owners.

If you don't have any employees, it is not that big of a deal, and you may be able to contribute more with a SAR/SEP. But for us - the SIRA is great. Our SAR/SEP dies in two weeks and our SIRA is born.

As far as researching this stuff, just enter in some of keywords in some internet search engines. You will find that the bix six acctg firms, and numerous other advisors, mutuals, etc, have pages which describe the various plans.

Good luck.
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