In forming 3,600+ Arizona limited liability companies, including many that have a member that is an IRA or retirement plan, IRA LLC attorney Richard Keyt has learned how to make the IRA LLC formation process very easy. Here’s the 6 easy steps the IRA owner must accomplish to hire Richard to form an IRA [...]
USA Today: “A self-directed IRA allows you to invest in things other than securities registered with state or federal authorities. For example, you can use the assets in a self-directed IRA to buy a rental property, or even as the down payment for a mortgage on a rental property. There are restrictions, however, [...]
Warren Baker’s post on the WealthCounsel blog states: “Let’s assume for a moment that your client’s goal is to invest into a piece of residential rental real estate. Your client can either: (1) request that the new custodian purchase the property directly on behalf of the IRA; or (2) direct the custodian to [...]
Wall St. Journal on leaving IRAs or retirement accounts outright to children vs. to a trust for the children: “Every tax practitioner has seen parents leave a lot of money that took a lifetime to save, and then watched the children go through it in less than five years . . . . [...]
Question: Can I cause my self-directed IRA to invest in any type of asset I desire?
Answer: No. Section 408(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code says that an IRA may not invest in life insurance contracts (life insurance). The IRS also restriction investments in “collectibles.” Here is what IRS Publication 590 [...]
The following article was posted by Ryan Rippy, the Business Development Manager of The Entrust Group.
Save more with an Individual 401(k) plan and expand your investment options with a self-directed account. An Entrust self-directed Individual (k) Retirement Account gives you the maximum flexibility and financial ability in investing for your [...]
Local Online News TV: “In 2010, anyone may convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. No income limits will stand in the way of the conversion. Should you do it? Here’s why it may (or may not) make sense for you to go Roth this year.”
Forbes: “An inherited retirement account is more than a simple pot of cash. Often, an heir can stretch out withdrawals from an individual retirement account over his or her life expectancy, gaining decades of tax-deferred or (in the case of a Roth IRA) tax-free investment growth. But the IRS rules for doing this can be [...]
North Carolina Estate Planning Blog: “When it comes to inheriting an IRA, spouses have more flexibility than other heirs. Here are the basic rules;”
Here are a number of articles that I found on the net that discuss the pros and cons of converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.
April 4, 2010. “The Debate Goes On: To Roth or Not to Roth?” – InvestmentNews: “For the superwealthy, conversion is a slam-dunk; others should be more careful. The [...]
From the using your IRA or retirement account to self-direct investments department. Bloomberg: “Here’s how it typically works: An investor sets up a corporation, establishes a new 401(k) plan there, rolls over his or her existing 401(k) or Individual Retirement Account, and then uses part or all of the plan’s assets to buy [...]
We create IRAs and retirement plans to provide income during our retirement years, but we also expect that on our deaths our loved ones will inherit a sizable sum of money from the IRA or the retirement plan. Everyone knows or should know that the proper way to transfer IRA and retirement plan [...]
Ann Siford, Manager of Professional Network at Equity Trust Company writes: ”Roth IRA conversions involve more than accounting and tax expertise; successful conversions will require well-orchestrated, collaborative efforts by masters of their financial and legal trades. Navigate any financial website, trade publication or financial practitioner event and you’ll find the words “Roth conversion” [...]
Equity Trust Company: “If your . . . IRA owns an asset or interest that produces unrelated business taxable income (UBTI), their IRA may be subject to an unrelated business income tax (UBIT) pursuant to Section 511-514 of the Internal Revenue Code. However, before we can address the tax, we must first identify [...]
Todd Senff, Real Estate Channel Manager, at Equity Trust Company writes: “Historically, real estate has given many Americans a stable investment vehicle that provides both income and appreciation. One of the greatest tools available to real estate investors is government-sponsored retirement plans, such as IRAs and 401(k)s, which can provide generous tax-advantages to [...]
Ann Siford, Manager of Professional Network at Equity Trust Company writes: “Precious metals have long been considered one of the few ways to protect assets from high inflation and economic uncertainty. Clients are investing their IRAs in gold, silver and more. . . . The only thing certain about today’s market is its [...]
Gene Fox, President of Triple Net Houses writes: “The key to this unique strategy is utilizing the long-used triple net lease, which is used commonly by real estate investors on commercial properties, such as Dollar General Stores and fast food restaurants. Triple Net Houses takes that same leasing principle, but transfers it to single-family homes. [...]
Ned Coyle, Commercial RE Investment Specialist, writes: “Have you considered investing in a commercial real estate property only to back-off because you didn’t want the management hassles? OK, fair enough. Did you then invest those funds in the stock market, perhaps a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) because it was the easy thing [...]
Laurie Bachelder, Principal of NUA Advisors, LLC, writes: “Investors tired of watching their retirement accounts ride the Wall St. rollercoaster are searching for other ways to create wealth in their retirement accounts. If you turn to most business or financial publications or websites you will find many articles about investing in real estate with a [...]
Ann Siford, Manager of Professional Network at Equity Trust Company writes: “A self-directed IRA allows investors to directly manage their retirement portfolio, diversifying beyond the traditional mutual funds, stocks and bonds to include assets such as real estate, promissory notes, tax liens, private placements and oil/gas. . . . IRS Rules You Need to Know.
Wall St. Journal: “Is there a Ponzi scheme lurking in your IRA? That may sound like a bizarre question. But in recent years, a number of well-off professionals and their families have been ensnared in frauds that prey on individual retirement accounts, according to securities lawyers and firms that manage these accounts. The [...]
Forbes: “Got an ex-employer retirement account sitting around? You can convert it–and maybe your current 401(k), too–into a Roth IRA. Are you one of the 15 million Americans who has a 401(k) left behind with an ex-employer? Alternatively: Does your current company allow you to make “in-service” rollovers from its 401(k) to an [...]
Forbes: “Sure it might make sense to take the tax hit now and get into a Roth IRA, but don’t blindly trust what your broker suggests. Much has been written about Roth conversion opportunities in 2010. It seems every product manufacturer and annuity pitchman in the country is recommending some variation of a [...]
Forbes: ” I was a guest on an estate planning radio show recently when a listener from Traverse City, Mich., phoned with an eye-opening question. ‘Do I have to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth to make it a ‘stretch’ IRA?‘ she asked. The short answer is: Absolutely not. But what a [...]
Forbes: “Should you convert your traditional IRA to a Roth? Often, the answer requires complicated calculations. Here’s an easy way to do them.”
Forbes: “After you grab your employer’s 401(k) match, it’s time to fund an IRA. But which kind is best? Almost everyone who has earned income can benefit from using an Individual Retirement Arrangement, or, as they’re more commonly called, an Individual Retirement Account. IRAs come in several different versions, each with its own [...]
Forbes: “More Americans will be handing down IRAs to their kids. A new decision suggests it might be a creditor proof inheritance. But nothing is certain yet. In what estate planners and bankruptcy lawyers are saying could be a significant case, a federal bankruptcy judge in Minnesota has allowed a bankrupt woman to [...]
Forbes: “Will your tax rate be lower in retirement? Do you plan to spend all your savings? Think twice about a conversion. In recent months, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of converting traditional pre-tax individual retirement accounts into Roth IRAs. But here’s something you may not have heard: Many taxpayers should run, [...]
Forbes: “If you miss the 60-day rollover deadline, will the IRS be sympathetic? You can move wealth from a company pension plan, a 401(k) or traditional Individual Retirement Account into a traditional IRA without owing any taxes in what’s known as a ‘rollover.’ . . . a surprising number of taxpayers make mistakes [...]
Forbes: “Come Jan. 1 anyone can convert a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. Not everyone should. Here’s help deciding if the strategy fits you. Next year all taxpayers will be allowed to convert their traditional individual retirement accounts into Roth IRAs, . . . Conversions are complicated and make sense only for [...]