Maximum Contribution Calculator

Compensation for a self-employed individual (sole proprietor, partner or corporate owner) is that person's 'earned income'* in the case of a sole proprietor or partnership and W-2 income if the business is a corporation. The starting point to determine the individual's earned income is the net profit amount from the Schedule C (or Schedule K-1 for a partnership). W-2 income would come from the business' payroll records.

Use this calculator to determine your maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA and SEP. Do not use this calculator if the business employs additional eligible employees.

*Earned Income = Net Profit - 1/2 of Self-Employment Tax - Contribution
Plan Information
Type of business 
Contribution tax year 
Current age 
Net profit from Form 1040-Schedule C ($)
(or W-2 income if corporation)

This illustration is an estimate that should only be used for informational purposes. The addition of any eligible employees can significantly alter these estimates. The exact contribution should only be determined by the company's tax or legal adviser.

Note: Only a SEP-IRA can be adopted after the end of the business fiscal year.

The maximum SEP allocation for 2021 is lesser of 25% of compensation or $58,000 with a compensation cap of $290,000.

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