Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) investors that have checkbook control ask the following question: Whose TIN should I use when investing with an IRA-LLC? Or, phrased another way: Should I use my SSN when investing with my IRA-LLC? Continue reading “IRA-LLC, 401k-LLC & QRP-LLC: TIN, EIN, or SSN For Form W-9 Tax ID”
require a self-directed IRA custodian according to Section 408 the Tax Code
, in contrast with Solo 401K Plans
for which no independent custodian is necessary. Following is a comprehensive and hyperlinked list of SDIRA custodians. Note: Not all trust companies listed below are checkbook-control friendly.
Continue reading “Self-Directed IRA Custodians: A Comprehensive List”
Happy New Year to All Checkbook Control IRA
2017 was an exciting year – from the explosive emergence of Cryptocurrency to Tax Reform – we in the Self-Directed IRA community have had a stake in the evolution of the investment and tax landscape. In this post we’ll highlight how 2017 regulatory events relate to Checkbook IRA investors and provide some year-end IRA-LLC planning pointers. Continue reading “Checkbook IRA: Year-End 2017”
, Checkbook-Control IRAs
, and IRA-LLCs
are powerful alternative investment
vehicles with great tax benefits. However, for those that qualify, Checkbook Solo 401K Plans are far better vehicles for retirement-account real estate investing
. In this post will introduce the fundamentals of Checkbook Solo 401k Plans
and their benefits. Continue reading “Checkbook Solo 401k: Is It Better Than A Self-Directed IRA?”
What is a Self-Directed IRA?
A self-directed IRA, or SDIRA, is an IRA that can be invested in assets that are not available on brokerage platforms. The most common SDIRA investment is real estate, but an SDIRA can hold private loans, private stock, tax liens, tax deeds, mortgage notes, livestock, mineral rights and nearly anything else. Section 408 of Tax Code disallows only life insurance and collectibles for IRAs; everything else is allowed. In addition, S-corp regulations don’t allow IRA shareholders for small business corporations. Self-directed IRAs are held by specialized trust companies that are qualified to administer such accounts.
What is an IRA-LLC? What is Checkbook-Control? Checkbook Control IRA?
Continue reading “5 Common Self-Directed IRA and IRA-LLC Questions”
Can I Buy A Retirement Home With My Self-Directed IRA, Solo 401k, or DB Plan?
You can buy your dream retirement home with your self-directed IRA, IRA-LLC, Solo 401(k), or Defined Benefit Plan. Your IRA Checkbook and Checkbook 401k can be used to purchase real property worldwide – Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Beijing, China and anywhere in-between. However, you must be aware of the prohibited transaction tax rules that apply to real estate investment. This post will address key questions about purchasing a vacation home with tax-favored retirement accounts. Continue reading “How To Buy A Retirement Home With Retirement Funds: SDIRAs, IRA-LLCs, Solo 401k Plans”
The Child Self-Directed Roth IRA
Strategy is incredibly powerful. When properly implemented, it will provide incredible investment returns and drastically lower your tax bill. Continue reading “Child Checkbook Roth IRA Tax Strategy”
Private Lending IRAs and Checkbook Control
Private lending is the ideal investment for an IRA…and less than ideal outside of an IRA.
Understanding why that’s the case – and why a checkbook control IRA is crucial to maximizing private lending investment returns – requires an understanding of tax and investment concepts. In this post we’ll cover the income tax treatment of private lending inside and outside of retirement accounts (IRAs, Solo 401k plans) and why a Self-Directed IRA with Checkbook Control is the IRA you need for private lending. Additionally, if you’re a real estate investor, you’ll learn how to get funding for deals by leveraging the IRAs of private lenders. Continue reading “Private Lending IRAs: The SDIRA Checkbook Retirement Account Advantage”