Real estate IRAs are popular with people who want diversity and leverage against potential losses in the stock market. You can choose your own assets including commercial and residential property, raw land, as well as tax liens and deeds.
It’s that time of year again. Fair market valuations (FMVs) are required by the IRS for the assets in your retirement plan. These valuations must be assessed by end of the income tax reporting year. You may be allowed to perform certain valuations yourself, but it is … Read More
Non-recourse loans are used by self-directed IRAs to leverage buying power, most often to invest in real estate. But what exactly are recourse loans vs non-recourse loans? This article explores the differences and explains how non-recourse loans work in your IRA to help you build wealth for … Read More
Are you aware of how the provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act impact your retirement planning? The act’s main purpose is to provide immediate financial relief to individuals, families, and businesses that face somewhat dire financial straits due to COVID-19. It … Read More
Do you know how the SECURE Act impacts retirement plans? Below is a short list with explanations of the main elements that impact our clients. This list is not comprehensive. We advise you to consult your financial and/or tax professional to help you navigate the new law.
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The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement act, also known as the SECURE Act, passed in December 2019. The new law is designed to help more Americans save for retirement. But, of course, detractors don’t agree with everything the final law imposes, such as the elimination … Read More
You’d think that you’d remember to take your required minimum distribution (RMD). But, too often many people do, especially if you’re working past retirement age and don’t need those funds to live on. If you forgot to take an RMD, if you catch it before you file … Read More
This is an excellent question. What happens if you contributed more to your IRA than allowed? Often, these mistakes are caught around the time your trusty CPA is preparing your taxes. Hopefully, they catch the error in time to make adjustments that may ease the 6 percent … Read More
As you know, the IRS raised contribution limits on some retirement plans. This is good news, because the more you can sock away, the more compound interest works for you. Additionally, depending on the type of account you have—contributions are tax-deductible, which can decrease your income tax … Read More
Roth IRA conversions allow you to move some or all of the funds from your traditional IRA account into a Roth account. If you’re going to convert, you must do so by December 31st of the tax-reporting year. And, as you know, that deadline is coming up … Read More
The IRS goes to great lengths to explain the penalties of your IRA dealing with disqualified persons. These prohibited transactions can incur penalty, taxation, and even the loss of the tax-sheltered status of your account. However, there’s one investing tactic these regulations do allow that may surprise … Read More