Podcast: SDIRA Fundamentals & Advanced SDIRA Strategy

Fundamentals of IRAs Accounts, 401(k) Plans, Self-Directed IRAs, Self-Directed Checkbook IRAs, Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Solo 401k Plans, Checkbook Solo 401k Plans…What are those and why does it matter? Bernard Reisz CPA and J Darrin Gross discuss the basics and advanced self-directed investing strategies on Commercial Real Estate Pro Network Radio Episode: Checkbook IRA with Bernard Reisz. Continue reading “Podcast: SDIRA Fundamentals & Advanced SDIRA Strategy”

Webinar: What is an SDIRA with Checkbook Control?

ReSure and the Lujan-Merriman Development Group, LMDG, collaborated to produce an incredibly informative webinar about Self-Directed IRAs and Checkbook Control. Get answers to the following questions: Continue reading “Webinar: What is an SDIRA with Checkbook Control?”

Solo 401k Podcast: How It Integrates With Your Total Tax Strategy

Great Solo 401k Checkbook podcast discussion with Mark Jensen, leader of the Mark Jensen Commercial Real Estate Team, in which we challenged standard tax and financial assumptions. If you’re in real estate sales, mortgage brokering, or get real estate management/syndication revenue, this one’s for you: Continue reading “Solo 401k Podcast: How It Integrates With Your Total Tax Strategy”

Self-Directed IRA Custodians: A Comprehensive List

Checkbook IRAs 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”

Best Ever Real Estate Show: Checkbook Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401(k)s

For comprehensive info about Checkbook Control Retirement Accounts, including SDIRA & Solo 401k, listen to  Best Ever Real Estate Podcast: Using IRA’s & 401k’s To Invest In Real Estate with Bernard Reisz, hosted by Joe Fairless and the Best Ever Team. Continue reading “Best Ever Real Estate Show: Checkbook Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401(k)s”

Checkbook IRA: Year-End 2017

Happy New Year to All Checkbook Control IRA Investors! 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 Solo 401k: Is It Better Than A Self-Directed IRA?

Self-Directed IRAs, 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?”

5 Common Self-Directed IRA and IRA-LLC Questions

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?

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How To Buy A Retirement Home With Retirement Funds: SDIRAs, IRA-LLCs, Solo 401k Plans

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: The SDIRA Checkbook Retirement Account Advantage

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”

Beyond Prohibited Transactions: The Exclusive Benefit Rule

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”