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Payroll Deduction IRA

A Payroll Deduction IRA offers employees of a small business an easy and convenient way to save for retirement through a Lord Abbett traditional IRA, Roth IRA, or Coverdell Education Savings Account. 

What is a Payroll Deduction IRA?

A Lord Abbett Payroll Deduction IRA allows employees to automatically deposit a portion of their payinto a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, or Coverdell ESA.

How does a Payroll Deduction IRA work?

  1. Each employee determines account type.
  2. Each eligble employee completes an application and Payroll Deduction Investment Form
  3. Amount to be deducted from the employee's paycheck and
  4. Employer transmits employee contributions to Lord Abbett

Please contact a Lord Abbett at 888-522-2388 for additional information on establishing a Payroll Deduction IRA.

Who should consider a Payroll Deduction IRA?

  • Business owner that wants to offer a no-cost retirement savings plan
  • Business owner that wants to offer a retirement savings plan with minimal administrative oversight
  • Business owner who wants to offer a retirement savings plan that does not require employer contributions

How does a Payroll Deduction IRA benefit employees?

A Payroll Deduction IRA offers employees several benefits, including:

  • Automatic investment—IRA contributions are made via payroll deductions
  • All employee contributions are 100% immediately vested
  • No account fees 
  • Flexibility—contribution amount can change at any time.

Who is eligible to establish a Payroll Deduction IRA?

The business owner and all employees whohave received compensation.

How much can an individual contribute to a Payroll Deduction IRA?

An employee can contribute up to the maximum allowable limits depending on the account type selected. In 2022, the traditional IRA or Roth IRA maximum contribution limit is $6,000 plus a catch-up contribution of $1,000 for employees age 50 or older. The maximum Coverdell ESA contribution is $2,000.

How to Open a Payroll Deduction IRA

  1. Complete the writable IRA Application

  2. Send completed application to Lord Abbett Funds Services Center

  3. Feel free to use our Free FedEx shipping option

  4. You’ll receive a confirmation once your IRA is established


  IRA Application
  Payroll Deduction Flyer
  Payroll Deduction Form
  Coverdell Application

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