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”
Private Lending IRAs and Checkbook ControlPrivate 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”
Among the first concepts introduced to self-directed IRA and Solo 401(k) investors are “prohibited transactions” and “disqualified persons.” While those are certainly key concepts, there several others to be aware of; among those is the “Exclusive Benefit Rule.” Continue reading “Beyond Prohibited Transactions: The Exclusive Benefit Rule”