For 2017, the IRA contribution limits will remain the same as 2016. For individuals under the age of 50, the maximum Self-Directed IRA contribution for 2017 will be $5500, the same of 2016. For individuals over the age of 50, the maximum Self-Directed IRA contribution for 2017 will be $6500, the same of 2016.
The Self-Directed IRA LLC Solution
A Self-Directed IRA LLC will offer you the ability to make traditional (stocks, mutual funds) as well as non-traditional investments (real estate, precious metals, etc.) tax-free and without custodian consent. With IRA Financial Group’s Self-Directed IRA LLC, a special purpose limited liability company (“LLC”) is created which is owned 100% by the IRA and managed by you or any third-person. The advantage of using an LLC to make the investment is that an LLC is treated as a passthrough entity for tax purposes, meaning the owner of the LLC would be subject to the tax not the LLC itself. However, as per Internal Revenue Code Section 408, IRAs are exempt from tax. As a result, in most cases, all income and gains generated by the IRA LLC would flow back to the IRA tax-free. In addition, the LLC investment vehicle allows the IRA owner to take more control of his or her retirement funds by keeping the IRA funds at a LLC bank account and not with a far away custodian, offering “checkbook control” and greater flexibility to make investments quick and without delay.
A World of Investment Opportunity
With a Self-Directed IRA LLC, you will be able to invest in almost any type of investment opportunity that you discover, including: domestic or foreign real estate (rentals, foreclosures, raw land, tax liens etc.), private businesses, precious metals (i.e. gold or silver), hard money & peer to peer lending, as well as stock and mutual funds; your only limit is your imagination. The income and gains from these investments will flow back into your IRA tax-free.
No Transaction Fees – Hassle Free IRA Investing
With a Self-Directed IRA structure, you will have the power to act quickly on a potential investment opportunity. When you find an investment that you want to make with your IRA funds, as manager of the LLC, simply write a check or wire the funds straight from your Self-Directed IRA LLC bank account to make the investment.
A Self-Directed IRA LLC structure will help you save a significant amount of money on custodian fees. With a Self-Directed IRA LLC you no longer have to pay excessive custodian fees based on account value and transaction fees. Instead, your IRA funds will be transferred tax-free via a passive custodian to a new LLC bank account where you, as manager of the LLC, can make investments, such as real estate, tax-free and without custodian consent.