Archive for the ‘Roth IRA’ Category

Your Self-Directed IRA Fees May Be Tax Deductible

September 11th, 2017

Unbeknownst to many retirement account holders, payment of individual retirement account (“IRA”) custodian/trustee fees may be generally tax-deductible. Under Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) rules, in place of the standard deduction, one can deduct certain expenses as miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or Form 1040NR). One can only claim the amount of expenses […]

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When Are you Allowed to Make a Contribution to a Traditional IRA?

September 5th, 2017

Contributions can be made to your traditional IRA for a year at any time during the year or by the due date for filing your tax return for that year, not including extensions. For most people, this means that contributions for 2017 must be made by April 17, 2018, and contributions for 2018 must be […]

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Transferring a Roth IRA to a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC

August 24th, 2017

Individuals may generally transfer Roth IRA or rollover eligible qualified retirement plan assets into a self-directed Roth IRA LLC structure. Individuals may not rollover Roth IRA funds into a qualified retirement plan, such as a Solo 401(k) Plan or a pre-tax IRA account, such as a Traditional IRA or SEP IRA. What is the most […]

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What Are the Main Advantages of Converting to a Self-Directed Roth IRA?

May 17th, 2017

The main advantage of a Roth IRA over a Traditional IRA is that if you qualify to make contributions, all distributions from the IRA are tax-free. Furthermore, unlike traditional IRAs, you may contribute to a Roth IRA for as long as you continue to have earned income (for a traditional IRA – you can’t make […]

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Retirement And Educational Savings Tax Planning Tips To Lower Taxes In 2017

April 24th, 2017

Now that the tax filing deadline has passed for the 2016 tax year, this is a perfect time to start thinking about some simple ways to boost retirement savings and at the same time lower overall tax liability for 2017. Start Thinking IRA: For 2017, the maximum IRA contribution is $5,500, or $6,500 if you […]

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New Ruling Expected to Increase Popularity of DISC Roth IRA Tax Strategy

March 6th, 2017

Appeals Court in Summa Holdings affirmed use of having commissions from domestic international sales corporation go to a Roth IRA IRA Financial Group, the leading provider of self-directed IRA retirement solutions, believes that the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court decision which held that using a DISC and Roth IRA strategy for their congressional-sanctioned purposes—tax avoidance was […]

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Court Affirms Legality Of Roth IRA DISC Strategy

March 2nd, 2017

Here’s another article from Forbes.com written by Adam Bergman – On February 16, 2017, the United States Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit in Summa Holdings, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue held that using DISC and Roth IRA strategy for their Congressional-sanctioned purpose, tax avoidance, was permissible.  The Appeals Court reversed a previous Tax […]

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Understanding Your Options When Inheriting An IRA From A Non-Spouse

January 27th, 2017

Here’s another article from Adam Bergman that originally appeared on Forbes.com – Unfortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) does not allow you to keep retirement funds in your account indefinitely. The required minimum distribution rules (“RMD”) were created in order to guarantee the flow of IRA funds into the federal income tax system as well […]

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