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What is a 401k Plan?

A 401k plan is a type of employer-sponsored retirement savings plan that allows employees to contribute a portion of their pre-tax income to a designated investment account. The primary purpose of a 401k plan is to help individuals save and invest for their retirement. Contributions to the plan are generally tax-deferred, meaning the income contributed is not taxed until it is withdrawn at retirement, allowing the investments to grow over time.

1031 Exchange Place, as a company, focuses on facilitating tax-deferred property exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. While 401k plans and 1031 exchanges are distinct financial tools, both are designed to provide tax advantages and help individuals build long-term wealth. A 401k plan specifically deals with retirement savings, whereas a 1031 exchange involves deferring taxes on gains from the sale of investment property by reinvesting the proceeds into a similar property.