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Self-Directed IRA Rules

Self-Directed IRA Rules

Knowing and abiding by the laws that govern your Self-Directed IRA is up to you. Here are the essential rules you need to know.
What IRA Holders Should Know About the SECURE Act

What IRA Holders Should Know About the SECURE Act

Here’s a breakdown of some of the more significant changes of The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act)...
Your Distribution is Taxable in the Year It’s Distributed

Your Distribution is Taxable in the Year It’s Distributed

Many people think that a distribution check isn’t taxable until it’s cashed—this is false. A distribution is taxable in the tax year it is distributed.
Recent Court Case Underscores the Importance of Not Engaging in Prohibited Transactions

Recent Court Case Underscores the Importance of Not Engaging in Prohibited Transactions

An individual's IRA engaged in prohibited transactions and lost its IRA status. The court ruled that the IRA was no longer exempt from creditors.
Test Your Knowledge: What You Can and Can’t Do With a Real Estate IRA

Test Your Knowledge: What You Can and Can’t Do With a Real Estate IRA

Investing in real estate using an IRA has many benefits. But be careful! If an IRA engages in a prohibited transaction, it can jeopardize the tax-advantaged status of those accounts. Here’s a little quiz to test your knowledge of both prohibited transactions and disqualified persons.
How to Directly Rollover a 401(k) to a Self-Directed IRA (2020)

How to Directly Rollover a 401(k) to a Self-Directed IRA (2020)

Did you leave a 401(k) with an old employer? You might want to roll over those retirement funds to a self-directed IRA to access a world of alternative investments.