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COVID-19 Loans, Distributions, or Withdrawals From Self Directed IRAs

by Jason Craig, President on (June 20, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging each one of us in different ways— some harder than others.  Many have started working remotely, or wear masks whenever they leave the house.  Many have been laid off, furloughed, or need to take care of a loved one who may have contracted the virus, or maybe became sick themselves.  We have all been affected.

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Transfers & Rollovers, Distributions (RMD), IRAR Clients

How To Grow Your SDIRA Substantially Faster

by IRAR Trust Company on (June 13, 2020)

Many of you have been humming along at your jobs, contributing to employer-sponsored retirement plans and happy with that. But not all plans are equal and not all employers match your contributions. Some plans are great: You contribute up to the max allowable to bulk up your retirement and create a better quality of life when you are ready to hang it up. Others may not have such a great retirement plan, but you don't know any better and you don't have an investment professional proposing other options.

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Topics: Real Estate IRA, REALTOR®, IRAR Clients

IRS Tax Form 5498: What Do I Do With This Paperwork My IRA Provider Sent Me?

by Nicolas Acosta, Senior Operations Manager on (April 2, 2020)

Tax form 5498— you know it, you probably don’t love it, but do you understand it? The IRS seems to use it, but it’s an unclear form full of codes and terms the average investor doesn’t really know. Want to know more about this form, what you need to do with it, and how it’s used? Let us ease all your concerns and answer your questions, below.

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, IRA & Taxes, IRAR Clients

3 Tips to Protect your IRA Savings During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by IRAR Trust Company on (March 18, 2020)

The potential impact the Coronavirus will have on retirement savings can trigger fear and anxiety among investors. However, we must remain calm, stay healthy, and make well-educated decisions. More importantly, we must keep a positive attitude and take precautions to get through this.

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Topics: Due Diligence, Alternative Investments, IRAR Clients

2019 Self Directed IRA Contribution Limits: Updates For a New Year

by IRAR Trust Company on (January 17, 2020)

New contribution limits for 2019 are out— and they’ve gone up. Good! This is the first time they’ve gone up in the past 6 years, and experts have been saying we’re long overdue for a while. Time to take advantage of this opportunity for extra savings.

Want the lowdown on these updates? Here’s a summary:

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Contributions, IRAR Clients

Your IRA Could Take Part in The Next Hit TV Show or Movie

by IRAR Trust Company on (December 17, 2019)

Have you ever wondered where all those TV shows and movies come from when you are sitting on a plane, browsing a cable network, or scrolling through a video on demand streaming platform? Well, there are two ways. First, the network can create the content. We have probably all tuned in at some point to a specific network to watch one of our favorite shows that you only find on that network, right? Or maybe you subscribe to a favorite streaming service because they have a show that you love to watch! Well, what about the rest of the content that you see while scrolling through your cable provider or the seemingly endless options that you have while browsing one or more of the streaming services that you subscribe to?

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Topics: Private Placements/LLCs, Alternative Investments, IRAR Clients

How to Take a Distribution or RMD from your Real Estate IRA

by IRAR Trust Company on (November 16, 2019)

Investing in real estate is one of the most popular strategies for IRA Investors. Because of the tax-advantages of rental income, more and more investors are looking to plant their money in physical property. However, once you reach 70 ½ you may be subject to Required Minimum Distributions, or perhaps you have plans for the property in your IRA. To get the property into your name instead of the name of the IRA, you will have to distribute the property— and pay the associated taxes, which often isn’t feasible in one lump sum. We sat down with our experienced Real Estate IRA Experts to get a step-by-step breakdown of this process, as well as some tips to help you best plan your retirement strategy.

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Topics: Distributions (RMD), Real Estate IRA, IRAR Clients

Private Stock Investments: 5 Ongoing Responsibilities of The Self-Directed IRA Investor

by IRAR Trust Company on (August 29, 2017)

Private investments are one of the preferred assets held by IRA Resources clients. That gives us a lot of insight into what it takes, from an administrator’s perspective, to ensure that transactions go smoothly. Our trained staff knows how to handle all the reporting and recordkeeping for your private investments, so you can rest easily knowing your retirement account is in our capable hands.  

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Topics: Private Placements/LLCs, Self Directed IRA Rules, IRAR Clients

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