What Are the Advantages of Using the Roth Solo 401k to Invest in Real Estate?

June 13th, 2017

Using a Solo 401(k) Plan with a Roth component to purchase real estate or make other alternative asset investments is most tax beneficial way to make such investments. With federal and state income tax rates expected to increase in the future, gaining the ability to generate tax-free returns from your retirement investments when you retire […]

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The Rollover Rules for Your Self-Directed IRA

June 12th, 2017

Individuals may generally rollover their retirement savings between eligible defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans and pre-tax IRAs, including SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs to a Self-Directed IRA. Eligible defined contribution plans include qualified 401(k) retirement plans under Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), and governmental 457(b) plans. Individuals may also roll over after-tax […]

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Federal Income Tax Treatment Of Cryptocurrencies, Such As Bitcoins, Creating Opportunities For Retirement Account Investors

June 9th, 2017

For a growing number of investors, cryptocurrency is not only the future of money, but also an attractive and potentially profitable investment asset, though highly risky and volatile.  Bitcoin has become the public’s most visible and popular cryptocurrency and it is also among the oldest, having first emerged in 2009.  Over one year, the market […]

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IRA Financial Group Introduces New Cryptocurrency Solo 401(k) Plan with Checkbook Control Solution

June 8th, 2017

Cryptocurrency Solo 401(k) Plan solution will allow for tax-free treatment on bitcoin & other digital asset transactions using retirement funds. IRA Financial Group, the leading provider of self-directed IRA LLC and Solo 401(k) Plans is proud to announce the introduction of the cryptocurrency self-directed Solo 401(k) plan with checkbook control. The cryptocurrency Solo 401(k) plan […]

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How Do the Tax Withholding Rules Work with a Solo 401k

June 6th, 2017

In 1993, Congress passed a mandatory withholding law that affects Solo 401(k) Plans. The law requires your plan administrator to keep 20% of all qualified plan distributions to pay federal income tax before distributing the remainder to you. There are, however, some exceptions to the mandatory withholding rule. For example, amounts that are transferred directly […]

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Hedge Fund Investing with a Self-Directed IRA

June 5th, 2017

The Internal Revenue Code does not describe what a Self Directed IRA can invest in, only what it cannot invest in. Internal Revenue Code Sections 408 & 4975 prohibits Disqualified Persons from engaging in certain type of transactions. The purpose of these rules is to encourage the use of IRAs for accumulation of retirement savings […]

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What Are the Contribution Rules for a Self-Directed Roth IRA?

June 2nd, 2017

A taxpayer’s contributions to Self-Directed Roth IRAs during any year may not exceed a dollar ceiling (or, if less, the taxpayer’s compensation income), reduced by deductible contributions for the year to traditional IRAs. For years after 2012, the dollar ceiling will be $5,500. For years after 2002, the ceiling is raised by $1,000 for individuals […]

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Millennials Using Solo 401(k) Plan Loan Option to Enter Housing Market

May 31st, 2017

401(k) Plan loan feature helping first-time home buyers secure necessary funds to purchase a home IRA Financial Group, the leading provider of solo 401(k) plans for self-employed and small business owners, has seen a growing number of millennials who are first time home buyers using the 401(k) plan loan feature to purchase a home, according […]

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