Archive for March, 2013

Eligible Employer Small Business Credit Does Not Apply to the Solo 401(k) Plan

March 20th, 2013

The 2001 Economic Growth Tax Relief and Reconciliation Act included a provision that would allow small businesses to You may be claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE, or 401(k) qualified plan. The Solo 401(k) credit equals 50% of the cost to set up and […]

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How to Calculate the UBTI Tax on a Real Estate Nonrecourse Loan with a Self-Directed IRA?

March 11th, 2013

IRS Form 990-T, specifically Schedule E, is the tax form where a charitable organization of retirement account, such as an IRA or Roth IRA would report income that would be subject to the Unrelated Business Taxable Income (also known as UBIT or UBTI) or Unrelated Debt Financed Income tax.  In general, only income generated from […]

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How to Calculate Tax on Using Nonrecourse Loan with a Self-Directed IRA

March 11th, 2013

IRS Form 990-T, specifically Schedule E, is the tax form where a charitable organization of retirement account, such as an IRA or Roth IRA would report income that would be subject to the Unrelated Business Taxable Income (also known as UBIT or UBTI) or Unrelated Debt Financed Income tax.  In general, only income generated from […]

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Real Estate IRA Investments – Is it Legal?

March 6th, 2013

The IRS has always permitted an IRA to purchase or hold real estate or raw land. Making a real estate IRA investment is as simple as writing a check. The Internal Revenue Code does not describe what an IRA can invest in, only what it cannot invest in. Internal Revenue Code Sections 408 & 4975 […]

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Is it Possible to use Margin with a Self-Directed IRA LLC?

March 5th, 2013

When it comes to making investments with a self-directed IRA LLC, the IRS generally does not tell you what you can invest in, only what you cannot invest in.  The types of investments that are not permitted to be made using retirement funds is outlined in Internal Revenue Code Section 408 and 4975.  These rules […]

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Does a Short Sale With a Self-Directed IRA LLC Trigger an IRS Prohibited Transaction?

March 1st, 2013

When it comes to making investments with a self-directed IRA LLC, the IRS generally does not tell you what you can invest in, only what you cannot invest in.  The types of investments that are not permitted to be made using retirement funds is outlined in Internal Revenue Code Section 408 and 4975.  These rules […]

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