Buying Real Estate With Your 401(k)

March 11th, 2014

Most people mistakenly believe that their 401(k) must be invested in bank CDs, the stock market, or mutual funds. Few Investors realize that the IRS has always permitted real estate to be held inside 401(k) retirement accounts. Investments in real estate with a Solo 401(k) are fully permissible under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act […]

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How should a Solo 401(k) Plan Trustee administer a 401(k) Plan with Roth Contributions?

September 23rd, 2013

A trustee of a Solo 401(k) Plan with a qualified Roth contribution program must establish separate accounts including only designated Roth contributions and “earnings properly allocatable to the contributions,” and the plan administrator must maintain separate records for these accounts. Since distributions from accounts containing elective deferrals are included in distributees’ gross income, while distributions […]

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Buying Real Estate with an IRA

May 13th, 2013

“Imagine you could invest $100,000 in a piece of real estate today and sell it 20 years from now for nearly $400,000 without paying a dime in taxes. If you could buy that real estate with funds held in a Roth IRA, that could happen. And if the proceeds were drawn-out judiciously, you could even […]

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Transferring Retirement Funds to a Solo 401K Plan

May 27th, 2011

Transfer retirement funds such as a Traditional IRA, SEP-IRA, SIMPLE IRA, 401 K, 403b, and most other pre-tax retirement plans tax-free from your current custodian to any financial institution or credit union who can serve as your Solo 401K Plan custodian for no fee.

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Invest in Real Estate Tax-Free with a Solo 401k

May 16th, 2011

Did you know that funds in a 401K account may be invested in real estate? They can! Many people don’t realize that. That is because 401K accounts are traditionally set up with financial institutions that have the incentive to invest such funds in stocks, bonds and mutual funds due to, among other things, higher commission fees. On the other hand, if you are eligible to set up a Solo 401K, you will have “checkbook control” and will be able to invest such funds in real estate in addition to stocks, bonds and other traditional securities. The same, incidentally, is true for a Self Directed IRA, Self Directed Real IRA and a Self Directed Roth IRA.

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Can I Roll Roth IRA funds into a Solo 401k Plan?

May 6th, 2011

The only restriction is the Roth IRA funds (after-tax) are not permitted to be directly rolled into a Solo 401k Plan.

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