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Our offices will be closing at 3pm on Friday, October 7th and will be closed all day Monday, October 10th in observance of Indigenous People's Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, October 11th.

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About Entrust

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For 40 years, The Entrust Group has provided account administration services for self-directed retirement and tax-advantaged plans. Entrust can assist you in purchasing alternative investments with your retirement funds, and administer the buying and selling of assets that are typically unavailable through banks and brokerage firms.

Open an Account

New Account Kit
Use this kit if you wish to open an account; Traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE. Includes instructions, application form, fee disclosure, and funding forms.
Education Savings Account (ESA)
Use this application if you wish to open a Coverdell Education Savings Account.
General Account Application Form
Use this form if you wish to open an account; Traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE. See 'New Account Kit' for full application requirements.
Individual 401(k) Plan Full Service

With this option, we will provide you with the necessary documents to establish the Individual 401(k) plan and also do the recordkeeping of the investments in your plan.

Please download the pdf using the link below and send it to forms@theentrustgroup.com. An associate will then contact you to complete part 2 of the account establishment process. 

Individual 401(k) Plan Investment Recordkeeping Service

You may already use a plan document from a different provider. This option allows you to use Entrust as a recordkeeper of some or all of your plan investments.

Individual 401(k) Plan Your Way

With this option, we will provide you with the necessary documents to establish the plan only. As part of the service, we will also notify you of any updates necessary to keep your plan in compliance.

Fund Your Account

Deposit Coupon (cash contribution)
Deposit money into your account.
Rollover/Direct Rollover Certification Form
Roll funds from one individual retirement account into another.
Transfer Form

Request a transfer from an existing account or make a transfer contribution to an Entrust account.

Make an Investment

Real Estate Buy Direction Letter
Purchase real estate property in your account.
Real Estate Purchase Process Kit
This kit contains instructions and forms required for making a real estate purchase with your IRA.
Real Estate Notes Buy Direction Letter
Purchase notes secured by real estate in your account.
Real Estate Auction Kit
Use this kit to purchase a real estate property at auction. 
Private Equity Buy Direction Letter
Purchase new private equity assets or add funds to your existing private equity assets using your SDIRA. Some examples include capital investment in joint ventures, startups, or LLCs. You can also use this form for private equity exchanges.
Private Lending Buy Direction Letter
Lend funds using your SDIRA. Some examples include secured, unsecured or convertible notes. For real estate notes, please use the Real Estate Note Buy Direction Letter
Precious Metals Buy Direction Letter
Purchase precious metals in your account.

Sell an Asset

Real Estate Sell Direction Letter
Sell real estate property held in your account.
Precious Metals Sell Direction Letter
Sell precious metals that are owned by your account.
Note Payoff
Use this form for your final payment on a private lending or real estate note only. Submitting this form will result in the removal of the asset(s) from your account. If it’s not your final payment, please use the Deposit Coupon instead.
Private Equity Sell Direction Letter
Sell private equity assets currently held by your SDIRA.

Asset Maintenance

Fair Market Valuation (FMV)
Fair Market Valuation Instructions and FAQs included. A fair market valuation is used to change or assign value of an asset in your account. A fair market valuation must be submitted on a yearly basis to ensure proper tax reporting. Other instances when a FMV is required are: taking an in-kind distribution, converting an asset held in a tax-deferred account to a post-tax account, converting an entire tax-deferred account to a post-tax account or demonstrating an asset no longer has value.
One-Time Payment Authorization Letter
Pay expenses incurred by an asset owned by your account.
Recurring Payment Authorization Letter

Pay expenses incurred by an asset owned by your account.

Manage Your Account

Apply for Your Own Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Here are instructions on how to apply for your own IRA Employer Identification Number (EIN)
along with screenshots and a link to the IRS site.
Beneficiary Designation
Change beneficiaries on an existing account.
Change of Contact Information
Use this form to update your contact information, such as your phone number and address on file.
Credit Card Authorization
Credit Card Authorization Form.
Delivery Instructions
Delivery Instructions for The Entrust Group.
One-Time Distribution Form

Take a one-time distribution or specify a tax withholding from your Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Education Savings, or Health Savings Account.

Recurring Distribution Form

Take a recurring distribution or specify a tax withholding from your Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Education Savings, or Health Savings Account.

General Fee Disclosure
Explains fees for Traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE, ESA and HSA accounts.
Interested Party Designation (IPD)
Give a spouse, attorney, or other person access to information regarding your account.
Limited Power of Attorney (LPOA)
Give a spouse, attorney or, other person access to information or control your account.
Qualified Retirement Plan Employer Contribution Form
Use this form to accompany employer made contributions to Qualified Retirement Plans.
Qualified Retirement Plan Participant Distribution Request
Request a distribution from your qualified retirement account (401k, 403b, 457b plans).
Recharacterization
Use this form to make an irrevocable election to recharacterize your IRA contribution.
Roth Conversion
Convert your current IRA or employer sponsored plan assets to a Roth IRA.
SIMPLE IRA Annual Summary Description (For Existing Plans)
Employers should use this form to provide information on an existing SIMPLE Plan to employees.
Spousal Consent
Use this form to confirm spousal beneficiary designation.
Wire Instructions
Wire money from your account to another account.

Precious Metals Forms

PM New Account Kit
Use this application if you wish to open the following account; Traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE, HSA to invest in Precious Metals.
PM Beneficiary Designation Change Form

Change beneficiaries on an existing account.

PM Buy Direction Letter
Purchase precious metals.
PM Credit Card Authorization Form
Link a credit card to your account.
PM Deposit Coupon
Make a deposit into your IRA as an annual contribution or to pre-pay the fees for your Entrust IRA.
PM Depository Form - CNT Depository, Inc. (Segregated storage)
Use this form to select CNT as the depository for your precious metals. 
PM Depository Form - Dakota Depository Company (Segregated storage)

Use this form to select Dakota Depository Company (DDC) as the depository for your precious metals. 

PM Depository Form - Delaware Depository Services Company (Allocated Storage)
Use this form to store your precious metals in an allocated storage with Delaware Depository Services Company (DDSC). 
PM Depository Form - Delaware Depository Services Company (Segregated Storage)

Use this form to store your precious metals in a segregated storage with Delaware Depository Services Company (DDSC). 

PM Depository Form - Idaho Armored Vaults, LLC (Allocated)
Use this form to store your precious metals in an allocated storage with Idaho Armored Vaults, LLC (IAV). 
PM Depository Form - Idaho Armored Vaults, LLC (Segregated Storage)

Use this form to store your precious metals in a segregated storage with Idaho Armored Vaults, LLC. 

One-Time Distribution Form
Take a distribution or specify a tax withholding from your Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Education Savings, or Health Savings account.
Recurring Distribution Form

Take a distribution or specify a tax withholding from your Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Education Savings, or Health Savings account.

Goldmoney Sell Direction Letter new
Use this form to liquidate some or all of your Goldmoney holdings and authorize funds to be returned back to your Entrust IRA’s undirected cash balance.
PM Interested Party Designation Form
Give a spouse, attorney or another person access to information regarding your account.
PM Limited Power of Attorney Form
Give a spouse, attorney or another person access to information or control your account
One-Time Payment Authorization Letter
Pay expenses incurred by the asset owned by your Entrust account.
Recurring Payment Authorization Letter
Pay expenses incurred by the asset owned by your Entrust account.
PM Recharacterization Form
Use this form to make an irrevocable election to recharacterize your IRA contribution.
PM Rollover/Direct Rollover Certification Form
Roll funds from one individual retirement account into another.
PM Roth Conversion Request
Convert your current IRA or employer-sponsored plan assets to a Roth IRA.
PM Sell Direction Letter
Sell an asset that is owned by your Entrust account.
SmartMetals (GBI, HAA, ASI) Buy Direction Letternew
Use this form to send additional funds to your SmartMetals Account. This form is to be used for all Gold Bullion International (GBI) accounts including Hard Assets Alliance (HAA) and Asset Strategies International (ASI).
PM Transfer Request Form
Request a transfer from an existing account or contribute a transfer contribution to an Entrust account
PM Wire Instructions
Wire money from your account to another account.