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Learn more about a SEP IRA

What is a SEP IRA?

A simplified employee pension plan (also known as a SEP IRA) allows employers to contribute to their employees’ retirement accounts. Employers may also contribute to their own accounts if they are self-employed. The maximum annual contribution to an employee’s SEP IRA is the lesser of either 25% of compensation or $51,000 for 2013 and $52,000 for 2014. These limits may change in the future to accommodate for cost-of-living adjustments.

More information on a SEP IRAs may be found on the IRS Website

How do I open a SEP IRA?

Opening a SEP IRA at TradeKing is easy. Download our SEP IRA Account Application, then fax your completed application to 866-699-0563 or mail it to us here:

P.O Box 49050
Charlotte, NC 28277

Once we receive your application, it will take 1-2 business days to be processed. We will update you on your account status.

While the account is being processed, you can create a username for your account.

1) Go to and click on "Open an Account"
2) Complete only the first page of the application

What are the benefits to a TradeKing SEP IRA?

Open a TradeKing SEP IRA and take advantage of our low commissions at just $4.95 per equity trade. Option trades are only $4.95, plus $.65 per contract.* Access our free suite of tools, including TradeKing Live1, our streaming trading platform that allows you to manage your portfolio in real-time.

You may choose to trade basic option strategies, stocks, mutual funds, bonds and more with your TradeKing SEP IRA. Have questions? Give our #1-ranked customer service team** a call at 877-495-5464, or contact us by e-mail, live chat, Facebook, or Twitter. We’re here to help.

Interested in learning more about other IRA accounts? Check out the links below for more information:

Traditional IRA
Roth IRA
Rollover IRA
Rolling over a 401(k)


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