Money Purchase Pension Plans

Money Purchase Pension Plans 2018-04-17T13:55:59+00:00

Money Purchase Pension Plans are similar to profit sharing plans with one major exception:

  • The contributions must be made every year regardless of earnings or profits

Unlike profit sharing plans where a discretionary contribution formula allows for flexible contributions, money purchase pension plan contributions generally are based on a fixed rate percentage of compensation.  The contributions are mandatory and failure to make a contribution can result in the imposition of penalties.

Example: ABC Company’s plan formula is 4% of compensation.  ABC must contribute 4% of all eligible employees’ compensation.  ABC cannot elect to make a lower contribution for a particular year nor can they decide to make a higher contribution.

Like profit sharing plans, Social Security may be taken into account to provide a proportionately larger share of plan contributions to highly compensated employees.

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QPA employees have combined retirement plan experience in excess of 65 years; and employees certified by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).  We do not limit our client base to the southeastern states, nor do we require a minimum number of participants.