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3 Ways to Fix an Excess Contribution

Investing in a self-directed IRA comes with some great tax benefits – and you can bet the IRS keeps a close eye on IRA transactions to ensure compliance with the...

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Tax Basics for Self-Directed IRAs

You’ve probably heard that investing in something called a “self-directed IRA” can save you money on taxes and open the door to a wider range of asset classes in your...

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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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IRA Transfers – An Easy Way to Move Assets

IRA investors have an easy method available to them for moving assets among their IRAs: an IRA-to-IRA transfer. Some may use this tool to consolidate their accounts, build balances to...

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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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When an IRA Incurs UBTI or UDFI

Investing in a self-directed IRA has many advantages, including the valuable combination of two key benefits: 1.  Tax deferral on investment earnings 2.  Broad array of alternative investment options Alternative...

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