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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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Smart Retirement Portfolio Moves to Make Now

Alternative investments—such as private equity, real estate or private debt—are continuing to gain popularity for investors seeking to diversify their retirement plan assets. Institutional investors have already allocated as much...

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Top 10 Tips For Making An IRA Contribution

Calendar year 2018 may be over, but it’s not too late to fund your IRA for 2018. You have up until your tax return due date (generally April 15) to...

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Why Did I Receive A Form 1099-R?

If you took money or property out of your employer’s retirement plan or your IRA in 2018, you will receive an IRS Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or...

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Reporting Fair Market Values for Alternative IRA Assets

One of the requirements for IRA custodians like STRATA is to report the fair market value (FMV) of IRAs to IRA owners each year and to the Internal Revenue Service...

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