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IRA Beneficiary Options: Nonspouse Beneficiaries

Legal rights to IRA assets are transferred to IRA beneficiaries upon the IRA owner’s death, outside of probate proceedings. You will likely be able to access your inherited assets right...

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Don’t Lose Your IRA Inheritance to Taxes or Penalties

Have you recently inherited an IRA from a loved one, or do you think you will someday? If so, it’s important to understand your options for taking payments from that...

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Fair Market Value: What You Need To Know

Federal law requires STRATA to report the fair market value ("FMV") of each retirement account we administer to the Internal Revenue Service each year. To properly complete these functions, IRA...

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Fair Market Value – Why Accuracy Is Important

When an IRA owner withdraws cash from a Traditional IRA, they are typically taxed on the amount distributed. If a self-directed IRA owner takes an in-kind distribution of an alternative...

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You Will Love Our New Look!

New year, new statement! We've refreshed our quarterly statements to bring you additional information and clarity. Listed herein are the new sections or enhancements to current sections that provide additional...

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Protect Yourself: Avoid Investments Making False Claims

It’s sad but true. Investment promoters sometimes prey on IRA owners by making false claims about their investment product. Statements such as “IRS approved”, "IRA approved", “government approved” and “custodian...

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