What Type of Retirement Plans Can I Use With ROBS
ROBS Solution, or the Rollover Business Start-up (aka Rollers as Business Startups), is an IRS and ERISA approved structure. It allows you to invest funds from your retirement account into a new business/franchise. You can remove funds from a Traditional 401(k) or IRA Plan to purchase a new or existing business or franchise tax-free and penalty-free.
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll benefit in many ways by using the ROBS retirement option. With the ROBS option, you:
- Won’t take on debt
- Won’t pay penalties or taxes
- Receive funding
The IRA Financial Difference
We Wrote The Book On ROBS
Adam Bergman, founder of IRA Financial Group, has published 7 books on the topic of retirement plans and taxation, including the first published book on how to use retirement funds to purchase a business (Turning Retirement Funds Into Start-Up Dreams). He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, has been quoted in over 250 major publications, and helped over 12,000 clients establish self-directed retirement plans to make alternative asset investments.
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IRA Financial Group has over a decade of experience helping investors self-direct their retirement
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Our tax and ERISA professionals have helped over 12,000 clients invest $3 billion in alternative assets.
IFG founder Adam Bergman is a leading voice on self-directed retirement & has authored 7 books on self-directing.
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Our team will work one-on-one with you to establish a Self-Directed IRA, Solo 401(k) or ROBS solution that fits your goals.
5 Advantages of the ROBS Solution
The primary advantage of establishing a ROBS solution is the ability to use your retirement funds to invest in a business you have a personal involvement with. You’re able to invest retirement funds into the business without having to take a taxable distribution and a 10% early distribution penalty if under 59 1/2. As a result, the ROBS solution can save you close to 45% of the distribution amount.
Invest in Yourself
The ROBS solution allows you to invest your retirement funds in yourself rather than Wall Street. Of course, not all businesses are successful. According to Bloomberg, close to 80% of new businesses fail in the first 18 months. Therefore, investing your retirement funds in a new business is certainly risky. However, it is a risk that you are legally permissible to take as per the Internal Revenue Code.
There is a growing sentiment amongst financial advisors that in order to protect your retirement funds from a market downturn, you must diversify your retirement funds. You cannot eliminate investment risk completely, but you can manage your level of risk. If you invest your retirement funds in different types of investments, such as stocks, real estate, and even private businesses, you can better protect your retirement funds.
Earn a Salary
In order to be a participant of a 401(k) Plan, you need to be an employee of the business adopting the plan. Therefore, in order to be eligible to participate in the corporation 401(k) plan you must become a W-2 employee of the C Corporation. For many entrepreneurs, the ability to earn a salary and have involvement in the business is the reason they use a ROBS solution versus a self-directed IRA.
Benefit from having a 401(k) Retirement Plan
One of the best ways for you to save toward your own retirement and ensure your future security is through an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan. Below are some advantages of offering and participating in a 401(k) Plan.
- Matching Contributions
- Retaining employees
- Easy Administration
- You Can Participate
“Adam Bergman…gets several calls a day from clients like McDermott looking to invest their retirement funds in real estate. ‘Our average client has retirement accounts of about $150,000 and is looking to buy one or two properties,” he said. “After 2008, they didn’t trust Wall Street. They wanted hard assets.'”