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How ROBS Business Financing Works
A ROBS gives you access to your retirement funds to use in your business without having to borrow or cash it out. It can be used to fund a new business (or franchise), buy an existing business or recapitalize your business. When you use a ROBS, your business retirement account owns shares of your new business.
A ROBS 401(k) involves incorporating a new business and opening a new 401(k) under it. After setup is complete, you can transfer assets in from other retirement accounts and invest those funds directly in your new business. However, using a ROBS requires you to follow a set process of certain rules. Borrowing against a 401(k) is also limited, requires repayment with interest and may require employer approval.
Why Work With Us?
At IRA Financial, we help our clients take control of their retirement funds and gain the ability to invest in almost any type of investment tax-free. We have helped thousands of clients invest in foreign and domestic assets. You get direct and unlimited access to our in-house tax and ERISA professionals to ensure that all established tax structures are IRS compliant. We offer a full IRS audit guarantee and stand by the legality of our structures and will fully defend their merits against any IRS audit.
So How Does the ROBS Solution Work?
An entrepreneur or existing business owner establishes a new C Corporation;
The C Corporation adopts a prototype 401(k) plan that specifically permits plan participants to direct the investment of their plan accounts into a selection of investment options, including employer stock, also known as “qualifying employer securities.”
The entrepreneur elects to participate in the new 401(k) plan and, as permitted by the plan, directs a rollover or trustee-to-trustee transfer of retirement funds from another qualified retirement plan into the newly adopted 401(k) plan;
The entrepreneur then directs the investment of his or her 401(k) plan account to purchase the C Corporation’s newly issued stock at fair market value ( i.e., the amount that the entrepreneur wishes to invest in the new business); and finally;
The C Corporation utilizes the proceeds from the sale of stock to purchase an existing business or to begin a new venture.
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