Archive for October, 2013

IRA Financial Group Introduces IRS Prohibited Transaction Consultation Services for All Self-Directed IRA Clients

October 30th, 2013

Self Directed IRA investors can now receive expert advice on the IRA prohibited transaction rules regarding the IRS rules for making investments using retirement funds The IRA Financial Group, the leading facilitator of self-directed IRAs with checkbook control has launched a new tax consultation services called “Self-Directed & IRS Protected” aimed specifically for the self-directed […]

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Helpful Tips for Making Investments with a Self Directed IRA

October 29th, 2013

Self-Directed IRA LLC Investments A Self-Directed IRA LLC offers one the ability to use his or her retirement funds to make almost any type of investment on their own without requiring the consent of any custodian or person. The IRS and Department of Labor only describe the types of investments that are prohibited, which are […]

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Why Establish a Retirement Plan?

October 28th, 2013

What is a 401(k) Plan? A 401(k) is known as an employer-sponsored employee benefit arrangement that is established for the purpose of providing retirement income for those that are eligible. But how does one contribute towards an account established on the participants’ behalf within a qualified retirement plan? The 401(k) participants have the option to […]

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Solo 401(k) Plan Surpassing SEP IRA As Retirement Plan of Choice for the Self-Employed

October 25th, 2013

Over 80% of CPAs and tax professionals surveyed choosing the Solo 401(k) Plan vs. the SEP IRA as the retirement plan of choice for the self-employed IRA Financial Group, the leading provider of self-directed solo 401(k) Plans announces the finding of its survey showing the over 80% of accountants and CPAs that were interviewed considered […]

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What is the difference between a Traditional IRA with no Checkbook Control and Self Directed IRA LLC with Checkbook Control?

October 24th, 2013

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a tax-deferred retirement account for an individual that permits individuals to set aside money each year, with earnings tax-deferred until withdrawals begin at age 59 1/2 or later (or earlier, with a 10% penalty). Many “traditional IRA” custodians advertise themselves as offering a Self Directed IRA with “checkbook control”, […]

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Is the Poland Government Really Seizing Private Retirement Plans – Impact on U.S. Retirement Account Holders?

October 24th, 2013

There has been talk in the press about the Poland government trying to seize private pension accounts of Poland citizens as a way of keeping the country’s debt nominally in check.  Poland adopted a partially funded public pension system in 1999. Under the system, slightly more than one-third of workers’ social-security tax, or 7.3% of […]

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Asset & Creditor Protection for Your Solo 401k

October 23rd, 2013

RETIREMENT accounts have become many Americans’ most valuable assets. That means it is vital that you have the ability to protect them from creditors, such as people who have won lawsuits against you. In general, the asset/creditor protection strategies available to you depend on the type of retirement account you have (i.e. Traditional IRA, Roth […]

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Using a Self-directed IRA or Solo 401(k) Plan to Buy Real Estate in India

October 22nd, 2013

It’s a little-known fact that foreign Real Estate can be purchased with retirement account funds. When using a Self-Directed IRA LLC or Solo 401(k) for real estate investments in India, your profits are tax-deferred back into your retirement account. More important, if you have full checkbook control over your Self-Directed IRA LLC or Solo 401(k), […]

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