Learn more about the Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees.

A SIMPLE IRA is an easy to administer plan option for self-employed individuals or businesses with up to 100 employees.

Call 1-800-831-1344 to get started.

Download the SIMPLE IRA Employee Guidebook (PDF)
Download the SIMPLE IRA Employer Plan (PDF)

SIMPLE IRA Eligibility Rules
Eligible Employer: Businesses with up to 100 employees and self-employed individuals. Generally, employers may not have any other retirement plans to which contributions are made or benefits accrued.
Employer Deductible Limit: Employer chooses either a dollar-for-dollar match of salary deferrals, up to 3%* of participant's compensation, or, a non-elective contribution of 2% of each participant's compensation**.
Maximum Contributions for Employees: Employer contribution plus salary deferral limit.
Salary Deferrals Limit: Yes, may contribute the lesser of: 100% of compensation or $15,500 ($19,000 if age 50 or older) in 2023 and $16,000 ($19,500 if age 50 or older) in 2024.
Employer Fees: No annual employer fees or set-up costs
Annual Participant Account Service Fee: $20 fee may apply1
Plan Set-up Deadline: Initial plan setup deadline is October 1st; an exception applies for newly established employers.
Reporting Requirements: No plan tax filing is required, IRA based plan
Investment Options: Choose from more than 150 no-load mutual funds
SIMPLE IRA Plan Benefits

Employee Participation Is Voluntary 

  • Eligible employees choose if, and how much, to contribute to their SIMPLE IRA Plan. 
  • Unlike other kinds of retirement plans, a SIMPLE IRA plan has no required level of participation. 

Low Costs

  • No participant fees when you subscribe to paperless delivery.1
  • We keep our mutual fund expenses low to help you save even more.2

Easy Maintenance, Easy Saving

  • You make deductible contributions directly to individual retirement accounts (SIMPLE IRAs) for yourself and your employees.
Helpful Resources

All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal. Mutual funds are subject to management fees and expenses.

A retirement account should be considered a long-term investment. Retirement accounts generally have expenses and account fees, which may impact the value of the account. Early withdrawals are subject to taxes and possible penalties. For more detailed information about taxes, consult a tax attorney or accountant for advice.

*May be as low as 1% in no more than two years out of the five consecutive calendar years

**Maximum amount of compensation that can be used in determining contribution is $330,000 for tax year 2023 and $345,000 for tax year 2024. This amount is increased periodically for inflation.

1An annual $20 account service fee is charged for each mutual fund account with a balance below $10,000. The $20 account service fee will be waived for the following circumstances: Subscribe to electronic delivery of statements and confirmations; maintain an individual combined balance of $50,000 or more for all T. Rowe Price accounts (including mutual funds, Brokerage, and Small Business Retirement Plans); or qualify for the T. Rowe Price Summit Program. Participants can subscribe to paperless delivery via T. Rowe Price Workplace Retirement once their account is established. If the Participant Account is closed during the year, a $20 closeout fee will be deducted automatically from the proceeds of the total redemption. However, the closeout fee is waived when an account service fee was previously assessed to the participant account for that year or when the proceeds are being used for a rollover, transfer or conversion to a T. Rowe Price retirement plan account or T. Rowe Price IRA.

2Source: Lipper Inc. 135 of 150 of our Investor Class funds (excludes funds not available for direct purchase) more than 6 months old had expense ratios below their Lipper averages based on fiscal year-end data available as of 9/30/2023.