Tax experts - a Simple IRA question please

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  1. raildogg

    raildogg Lifer

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    Hello everyone, a few simple questions :) about the Simple IRA please.

    I'm looking into opening some sort of retirement plan for my business. I'm not sure if all employees are going to contribute (most likely not). I'm leaning towards the Simple IRA. From what I understand, there are two options available:

    1. Match 3% of am employee's yearly compensation.
    2. Contribute 2% to each employee's plan even if they do not contribute themselves

    I'm mostly confused about option 1. If an employee does not choose to contribute to their plan that year, does that mean I don't have to contribute anything to their plan? Also, suppose I offer every employee a plan to contribute but they don't want to, will that lead me towards a Simple IRA plan or some other retirement plan? Right now, I feel the Simple IRA is the right one.

    I would appreciate any responses. Thank you.