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Employee Plan Administrator / SIMPLE IRA

Employee Plan Administrator
SIMPLE IRA

The Employee Plan Administrator account lets self-employed individual and companies of less than 100 employees offer employees a Savings Investment Match Plan for Employees Individual Retirement Account (SIMPLE IRA).

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  • The lowest margin rates, with rates as low as 5.83%.1
  • Earn interest of 4.83% on instantly available USD cash balances.2
  • Our Stock Yield Enhancement Program lets you earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account.
  • Invest in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, funds and more across 150 markets in 34 countries from a single unified platform.
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  1. For more information, see our disclaimers.
  2. Restrictions apply. For additional information, see our interest rates. Credit interest rate as of April 2, 2024.

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IBKR offers the lowest1 cost and access to stocks, options, futures, currencies , bonds and funds from a single unified platform. If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.

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Margin rates up to 49% lower than the industry.2

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Earn interest rates of up to USD 4.83% on instantly available cash.3

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Earn extra income on your lendable shares.

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  2. For complete information, see our margin rate comparison
  3. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of April 2, 2024.

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Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single unified platform. Fund your account in multiple currencies and trade assets denominated in multiple currencies. Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week.

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Employee Plan Administrator | SIMPLE IRA Account Structure

The Employee Plan Administrator account is an administrator account linked to up to 100 SIMPLE IRA Accounts.

Account Information – Employee Plan Administrator

Manage up to 100 SIMPLE IRA accounts under a single login.

The Employee Plan Administrator account allows you to invite employees to open SIMPLE IRA accounts and manage the deposits/contributions to SIMPLE IRA Accounts. Trading and broker transfers are not permitted.

Employee Plan Administrators must be located in the United States.

SIMPLE IRA accounts are available for individual US citizens living anywhere and US resident aliens.

Account Information – SIMPLE IRA

Contributions are made through your employer’s Simple IRA plan. SIMPLE IRA account holders are not permitted to make deposits to their SIMPLE IRA account, but can rollover, direct rollover or perform a trustee-to-trustee transfer of funds from another trustee/custodian.

Interactive Brokers offers cash or margin Savings Investment Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

IRA margin accounts allow trading so the account can be fully invested as well as the ability to trade multiple currencies and multiple currency products, but are subject to the following limitations:

  • No cash borrowing (i.e. cannot have a debit balance or short stocks).
  • IRA accounts may be opened in any base currency, but when trading in a non-base currency product, a currency trade must be executed first as you cannot borrow currencies.
  • Withdrawals are permitted only in USD.
  • No stock or option cross-margining.
  • No currency borrowing.
  • Futures margin trading in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is subject to substantially higher margin requirements than in a non-IRA margin account. Margin rates in an IRA margin account may meet or exceed twice the overnight futures margin requirement imposed in a non-IRA margin account.

IBKR does not allow trading or holdings of securities such as Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) in retirement accounts that have the potential to generate UBTI (Unrelated Business Taxable Income) as this type of income has the potential to trigger taxes and tax reporting in an otherwise tax-deferred account type. Clients are advised to consult a tax specialist for further details on IRA rules and regulations. We do not support reduced (treaty) tax rates for distributions from US IRAs to foreign beneficiaries.

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For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at (202) 371-8300.

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  1. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading commissions, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers." View our margin rates for more information.
  2. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of April 2, 2024.
  3. Lowest Cost Broker according to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Because Interactive Brokers' core clientele are professional traders and institutional investors (e.g., hedge funds), it is crucial to provide the lowest commissions schedule available. In our rigorous assessment, there is no question Interactive Brokers delivers."
  4. For complete information, see our margin rate comparison
  5. Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.
  6. Any discussion or mention of an ETF is not to be construed as a recommendation, promotion or solicitation. All investors should review and consider associated investment risks, charges and expenses of the investment company or fund prior to investing. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.
  7. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section.