AVOIDING A PROHIBITED TRANSACTION
FOR YOUR SELF-DIRECTED IRA
Self-directed IRAs give investors greater freedom to pursue tax-advantaged strategies for building wealth. Instead of the limited menu of stocks and bonds mutual funds and money market funds for most traditional retirement accounts, self-directed IRAs enable investors to expand their portfolio to include precious metals, real estate, private placements and other alternative assets.
However, even the considerably wider latitude of self-directed IRAs has its limits. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) categorizes certain investments as prohibited transactions, and the consequences for these improper investments can be severe, including losing IRA status and thus being required to pay taxes on the account, plus penalties for the prohibited transaction.
It’s critical for investors in self-directed IRAs, especially IRA LLCs, to understand what constitutes a prohibited transaction so they can protect themselves and their assets.
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