STRATA Trust Company will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. We are continuing to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We want to assure our clients that we are taking preventative measures to ensure that there are no disruptions in service. To that end, we are prepared to leverage remote technology, alternate work locations for employees and detailed continuity plans to continue to support critical operations. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.



Definition of value in the dictionary

Fair Market Value: Appraising Alternative Assets in a Self-Directed IRA

Note: FMV reporting to STRATA has been extended to July 1, 2020. Fair market value: What is it? IRA custodians, like STRATA Trust Company, are required by federal law to...

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Form 5498

IRS Form 5498: What It Is and What The IRS Extension Means For Your IRA

IRA custodians must track all IRA contributions made throughout the year and generate IRS Form 5498, IRA Contribution Information, for each IRA to report contribution activity and the fair market...

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Due Diligence

What is Due Diligence When It Comes to Private Placement Investing?

Guest contributor: Bruce Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Carofin* Before making an alternative investment, Investors should analyze and verify information provided to them by the Issuer. Typically, an Investor will be presented...

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Coronavirus-related distributions - do you qualify

Coronavirus-Related Retirement Account Distributions: Do You Qualify?

The newly enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is designed to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation, in part, grants a provision allowing retirement...

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UBTI and UDFI Tax Considerations for IRA Owners

Revised on April 10, 2020 due to new guidance from IRS Notice 2020-23: Additional Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, which, in part, extends the Form...

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CARES Act Waives RMDs in 2020

CARES Act Waives RMDs in 2020

Just as we were all getting used to the SECURE Act rule changes, the rules changed again. After a few quiet years on the legislative front, two major bills affecting...

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