Insights: IRA Custodian

2017 contribution deadline

How to Make Your 2017-2018 IRA Contribution to Your STRATA Account

Follow the easy steps when making your 2017 or 2018 IRA contribution to your STRATA account. Make your contribution check payable to:  STRATA Trust Company Write your account number on your check. Complete and include our Deposit Certification form, available at Mail it directly to STRATA at the address shown below (and not to…

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Considering Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA?

With the economic downturn, savvy investors are looking for investment opportunities in real estate and may consider using a self-directed IRA or Real Estate IRA. After all, real estate has…

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Debt-Financed Property with your IRA

Real estate is a popular self-directed IRA investment. There are times when investors are interested in a particular residential or commercial property but only have a portion of the funds…

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Understanding Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) in an IRA

Part 1: UBTI Making investments with funds from a self-directed IRA provides a great tax advantage in that most income is tax-free until distribution. However, there are certain situations in…

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Understanding Unrelated Debt-Financed Income in an IRA

In Part 1 of Understanding Unrelated Business Taxable Income, we discussed UBIT. The second type of UBTI that a self-directed IRA may generate is unrelated debt-financed income or UDFI. UDFI…

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