Archive for June, 2012

Do I have to Take Required Minimum Distributions (“RMDs”) for a Roth IRA?

June 25th, 2012

With a Roth IRA, one is not required to take required minimum distributions, like a Traditional IRA.  In addition, if a Roth IRA holder passes away and leaves his or her Roth IRA to a spouse, that spouse is not required to take any required minimum distributions (“RMD”) with respect to the Roth IRA.  However, […]

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Can I fund My Self-Directed IRA LLC with Additional IRA Funds?

June 19th, 2012

In general, most IRA custodians allow for individual IRA holders to make additional contributions to their already established self-directed IRA LLC structure.  The logic behind this is quite clear once you have rules the rules under Internal Revenue Code Section 4975.  Since the self-directed IRA LLC is wholly owned by IRAs, making additional IRA contributions […]

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Checkbook Control IRAs can invest in more than Real Estate

June 19th, 2012

More than half of all Americans are not saving enough for their retirement and the other half are not achieving returns sufficient to meet their retirement needs. Diversification into real estate, tax liens, precious metals, and investing private businesses are options that many of us may not have considered, or even known we were allowed […]

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