Is a Solo 401k Plan Subject to UDFI?

September 22nd, 2017

Unlike a Self Directed IRA LLC, when a Solo 401K Plan uses nonrecourse leverage to purchase real estate that is leveraged, it is exempt from paying any Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) tax on the income or gain generated. When an IRA buys real estate that is leveraged with mortgage financing, it creates Unrelated Debt […]

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Calculating Tax on UDFI from Self-Directed IRA Investments

August 18th, 2017

When a tax-exempt organization like a Self-Directed IRA or charity borrows money for a transaction on a nonrecourse basis, the IRA or charity must complete IRS Form 990-T and Schedule E and report the income, as the income is likely subject to tax. In general, a tax-exempt organization like a charity or IRA is permitted […]

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What Type of Self Directed IRA Investments are Subject to UBTI?

July 31st, 2017

In general, most passive investments that your Self-Directed IRA LLC might invest in are exempt from UBTI. Some examples of exempt type of income include: interest from loans, dividends, annuities, royalties, most rentals from real estate, and gains/losses from the sale of real estate. When an exempt organization such as an IRA undertakes any development […]

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Can You Borrow from Your Self-Directed IRA to Invest?

July 27th, 2017

The Self-Directed IRA is a retirement solution that will unlock a world of investment opportunities. The Self-Directed IRA is a retirement investment vehicle that allows one to use their retirement funds to make traditional as well as non-traditional investments, such as real estate tax-free and without custodian consent. In most instances, investors using retirement funds […]

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What The Law Says About Unrelated Business Taxable Income In Non-Real Estate Investments

July 24th, 2017

This article, written by Adam Bergman, originally appeared on Forbes.com – For many retirement account investors, understanding how the Unrelated Business Taxable Income Rules work, also known as UBTI, UBIT, or debt-financed income rules, and how they may potentially apply to one’s retirement account investment has been a challenge.  The main reason is that the […]

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How Do the UBTI Rules Differ Between a Solo 401k and an IRA?

June 23rd, 2017

Like an IRA, the tax advantage of a Solo 401K Plan is that income is tax-free until distributed. In general, an exempt organization is not taxed on its income from an activity that is substantially related to the charitable, educational, or other purpose that is the basis for the organization’s exemption. Such income is exempt […]

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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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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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