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Top Ten Frequently Asked Self-Directed IRA Questions (and Answers)

It’s finally here: My top ten list of frequently asked self-directed IRA questions! Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been investing with a self-directed account for decades, make sure you know the answers to these ten questions. In most instances, I’ve… READ MORE

Self-Directed IRA Basics: What is a Self-Directed IRA, What Can a Self-Directed IRA Invest Into, and What is an IRA/LLC?

What is a Self-Directed IRA? A self-directed IRA is an IRA (Roth, Traditional, SEP, Inherited IRA, SIMPLE) where the custodian of the account allows the IRA to invest in any investment allowed by law. These investments typically include; real estate, promissory…READ MORE

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3 Critical Legal Tips When Buying a Business

Every buyer of a small business should consider the following three key legal issues when acquiring a business. 1. Buy Assets and Not Liabilities. Most small business purchases are done as what are called “Asset Purchases”. In an Asset Purchase the buyer of the...

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Pay the IRS or Lose Your Passport

The IRS recently announced that the State Department will be denying passports, and may revoke yours if you have a "seriously delinquent tax debt." A seriously delinquent tax debt is where you owe more than $52,000 (including interest and penalties). While this law...

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Roth IRA Distributions Before Age 59 ½

Every Roth IRA account owner knows that the main benefit of the Roth IRA is that there are no taxes due on withdrawals taken after the account owner is 59 ½. However, what taxes or penalties apply to distributions taken before the Roth IRA owner reaches 59 ½? Roth IRA...

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2018 Tax Reporting for Your Self-Directed IRA

Self-Directed IRA investors should be aware of their self-directed IRA tax reporting responsibilities.  Some of these items are completed by your custodian and others are the IRA owner’s sole responsibility. Here’s a quick summary of what should be reported to the IRS...

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