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Small Business Retirement Plans in Farmville VA & Lynchburg VA

Offering a retirement plan for your employees could be one of the best things you'll do for your small business. The benefits aren't just in the future, either—as pointed out by the Department of Labor, starting a retirement plan offers immediate tax benefits in the form of deductibles, deferred taxation, and tax-free growth. Small employers can also usually take advantage of available tax credits that help offset the creation and administration of their plan, making it both easy and affordable to get started.

Types of Small Business Retirement Plans

If you're going to start offering small business retirement plans, you need to decide what type of plan(s) are actually going to be offered. There are a few different choices, each with their own advantages for different types of business owners.

401(k) Plans

A 401(k) plan—named after its designation by the IRS—is a special type of retirement account that allows employees to contribute some of their earnings into a savings plan. The three main forms of 401(k) plans available are Safe Harbor, Automatic Enrollment, and Traditional, all of which have important differences for small businesses. We encourage talking to a certified financial professional prior to selecting a plan in order to ensure that it's right for your company's needs, both now and in the future.

*Federal income tax laws are complex and subject to change. Neither Nationwide nor its representatives give legal or tax advice. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for answers to specific questions. 

Profit Sharing Plans

If your company's income is variable, you can opt for what's known as a "profit sharing plan." These plans accept contributions at the discretion of employers, and typically do not require a certain amount of contributions each year. This is especially useful for startups, who may not have funds to spare as they work to establish themselves and deal with the challenges of creating a new business.

While all plans are required to file a Form 5500 each year to report their performance, the plans are accepted for businesses of any size and can even be used by companies that have other retirement plans in place. A The Gantt Insurance Agency Inc. agents would be happy to discuss these and other options with you.

Guarantees and protections are subject to the claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company.

1. "Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business." Accessed April 12, 2016. http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/choosing.html.

2. "Form 5500 Corner." Accessed April 12, 2016. https://www.irs.gov/Retirement-Plans/Form-5500-Corner.

*Lynchburg Office

2154 Wards Rd.

Lynchburg, VA 24502

Main office: 434-260-5050

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Crewe Office

1300 West Virginia Avenue

Crewe, VA 22701

Main office: 434-645-1112
Fax: 434-645-1904

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Culpeper Office

150 Jams Madison Hwy, Ste 7

Culpeper, VA 22701

Main office: 540-364-5170
Fax: 540-825-4595

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Dillwyn Office

1106 Main Street

P.O. Box P.O. Box 545 Dillwyn, VA 23936

Main office: 434-326-4073
Fax: 434-983-8982

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Farmville Office

205 North Virginia Street

Farmville, VA 23901

Main office: 434-392-7201
Fax: 434-392-3890

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Madison Heights Office

4830 South Amherst Hwy

Madison Heights, VA 24572

Main office: 434-607-4425
Fax: 434-528-3770

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Scottsville Office

132 Scottsville Center

P.O. Box P.O. Box 7 Scottsville, VA 24590

Main office: 434-260-5634
Fax: 434-286-3538

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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