The Self Directed Roth IRA LLC

September 13th, 2013

The Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC structure was affirmed in the Tax Court case Swanson v. Commissioner , 106 T.C. 76 (1996), and further confirmed by the IRS in Field Service Advisory (FSA) 200128011 (April 6, 2001) . The Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC “Checkbook Control” Structure has been in use for over 30 years. The notion […]

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Are Roth IRAs protected from creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding?

February 21st, 2013

Protection for some IRAs came in 2005 through the Bankruptcy Abuse Protection Act. The law provides debtors in bankruptcy with an exemption for retirement assets in qualified plans, qualified annuities, tax sheltered annuities, and self-employed plans. In addition, the law exempts all assets in an IRA that are attributable to rollovers from a retirement plan […]

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If I decide to take distributions from a Roth IRA, do I have take distributions in a certain order?

February 15th, 2013

In general, you cannot pick and choose the origin of each distribution you take. For example, if you take a distribution before the five-year holding period is up, you would want to take your contributions first, because they are not subject to tax or penalties. However, the ordering rules for determining Roth distributions are quite […]

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What is an RMD?

October 29th, 2012

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) generally are minimum amounts that a retirement plan account owner must withdraw annually starting with the year that he or she reaches 70 ½ years of age or, if later, the year in which he or she retires. However, if the retirement plan account is an IRA or the account owner […]

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What Is A Roth IRA

June 11th, 2012

A Roth IRA is an IRA that the owner designates as a Roth IRA. A Roth IRA is generally subject to the rules for Traditional IRAs. For example, traditional and Roth IRAs and their owners are identically affected by the rules treating an IRA as distributing its assets if the IRA engages in a prohibited […]

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The Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC

February 1st, 2012

The Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC structure was affirmed in the Tax Court case Swanson v. Commissioner , 106 T.C. 76 (1996), and further confirmed by the IRS in Field Service Advisory (FSA) 200128011 (April 6, 2001) . The Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC “Checkbook Control” Structure has been in use for over 30 years. The notion […]

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Asset & Creditor Protection for Your Self Directed IRA

November 1st, 2011

RETIREMENT accounts have become many Americans most valuable assets. That means it is vital that you have the ability to protect them from creditors, such as people who have won lawsuits against you. In general, the asset/creditor protection strategies available to you depend on the type of retirement account you have (i.e. Traditional, IRA, Roth […]

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