What is a Self-Directed IRA?

The term "self-directed" simply means that you, as the IRA owner, have complete control over selecting and directing your own individual retirement investments. If you’re new to saving or unfamiliar with self-directed IRAs, explore this page and our Learning Center to discover the different tax-advantages of retirement accounts and how self-directed IRAs work.

How Does Entrust Help?

Entrust has a team of knowledgeable representatives to assist investors step-by-step in purchasing alternative investments with their retirement funds, and administer the buying and selling of assets that are typically unavailable through banks and brokerage firms.

How Do I Start?

When you open your account with Entrust, we walk you through the process of opening and funding your account, and we assist you in completing transactions safely and accurately. We make it easy.

Plans For Individuals

Self-directed retirement plans for individuals come in many shapes and sizes. The most popular choices are Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. The tax benefits associated with these accounts are very different. Explore each option in more detail to determine which one is right for you. Understanding general tax law will assist you in making the decision between Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.

Plans For Small Businesses

Just like with IRAs for individuals, there are various types of retirement plans designed for small business owners. The most popular plan options for small business owners are SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and Individual 401(k)s.

Whether you're self-employed, with a staff of 1 or 100, these employer-sponsored plans provide many advantages and significant tax benefits.

Self-Directed IRA Rules

Review the main self-directed IRA rules you need to know to remain compliant with IRS regulations. You may also read about prohibited transactions in your IRA to avoid penalties.