Minnesota Self-Directed IRA CustodianThe IRA Financial Trust Company was founded by tax attorneys who worked at some of the largest law firms in the world, including White & Case LLP and Dewey and LeBoeuf LLP, and have helped over 15,500 clients self-direct their retirement funds through their ownership in the IRA Financial Group LLC.

IRA Financial Trust Company is one of the few IRA custodians in the country that specializes in establishing Self-Directed IRA with Checkbook Control accounts for Minnesota residents and investors looking to use retirement funds to make investments in Minnesota.

Northern Trust Company shall serve as the banking custodian for all of IRA Financial Trust's Self-Directed IRA client accounts. IRA Financial Trust clients will benefit from the experience and security of knowing that all rollover and IRA contributions made to a Self-Directed IRA account with IRA Financial Trust will be held at Northern Trust Company before the client then directs them for investment.

IRA Financial Trust is a non banking IRA Trust Company that is responsible for administering your Self-Directed IRA account. IRA Financial Trust’s client’s IRA assets will be held with Northern Trust, providing it with FDIC protection up to $250,000. IRA Financial Trust Company is a regulated financial institution that is made up of retirement tax specialists committed to helping you make Self-Directed retirement investments quickly while minimizing annual fees.

With a Minnesota Self-Directed IRA you will gain the ability to make traditional as well as alternative asset investments, such as real estate, precious metals, tax liens, etc., for one low fee and gain the advantage of generating tax-deferred income and gains on your investment.

The IRA Financial Trust Advantage

• One low annual fee
• No transaction or annual account asset fees
• IRA Financial Group has helped over 15,500 clients establish Self-Directed retirement accounts totaling nearly 4.9 billion dollars since 2010
• Work with Self-Directed IRA experts
• Experience our Continuing Retirement Education (CRE) Platform
• Invest in what you know and understand from the comfort of a local bank
• Specializing in Checkbook Control Self-Directed IRAs

Establish a Self-Directed IRA or a Minnesota Self-Directed IRA LLC with Checkbook Control with retirement experts who can help you navigate all the IRS rules and regulations.

The retirement experts at IRA Financial Trust will help you establish your Self-Directed IRA or Minnesota Checkbook Control IRA in minutes.

We are the nation’s first IRA custodian that has established an application process specifically for the Checkbook Control IRA LLC. Once your new Self-Directed IRA account has been established with IRA Financial Trust, we will assist you in rolling over your current retirement funds or making IRA contributions to your account. All rollover and IRA contributions will be held with the Northern Trust Company, where they will receive FDIC protection of up to $250,000, before they are invested in traditional or alternative assets at the client’s direction.


• Assisting in opening & funding your IRA account
• Making the investment(s) on your behalf
• Making distributions & paying expenses per your request
• Providing you with quarterly statements
• Answering questions about your account and our procedures
• Reporting information required by the IRS and other governmental agencies
• IRS Form 1099R - Distributions from your IRA
• IRS Form 5498 - Contributions to, and Fair Market Value of, your IRA


As a Custodian of Self-Directed accounts, we are not permitted to give investment, legal or tax advice.

Looking to Establish a Checkbook Control Self-Directed IRA LLC?

IRA Financial Group is the leader in self-directed retirement plans. Founded by top law firm tax attorneys, IRA Financial Group has helped over 15,500 clients self-direct their retirement funds and invest over $4.9billion in alternative assets, such as real estate and precious metals. IRA Financial Group is a facilitator of Self-Directed IRA retirement plans.  IRA Financial Trust Company, which is an affiliated company of IRA Financial Group, is a Self-Directed IRA custodian.

What sets IRA Financial Group apart as the leading self-directed retirement plan providers?

Expertise: The IRA Financial Group was founded by a group of top law firm tax and ERISA lawyers who have worked at some of the largest law firms in the United States, such as White & Case LLP, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, and Thelen LLP. With our work experience at some of the largest law firms in the country, our tax partners’ retirement plan and tax knowledge in this area is unmatched. Unlike other facilitator companies, we don’t need to hire outside counsel for legal and tax advice regarding the taxation of retirement funds. The tax attorneys who founded the IRA Financial Group have advised thousands of clients, including hundreds of attorneys, on the tax laws concerning the Self-Directed IRA LLC solution.

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Compliance Focused: When choosing the IRA Financial Group, you will have direct and unlimited access to our in-house tax partners and CPAs. Each client of the IRA Financial Group is assigned a retirement tax partner and CPA to assist in establishing an IRS compliant Self-Directed IRA LLC structure.

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Leadership: IRA Financial Group is the market's leading Self-Directed IRA and Solo 401(k) plan provider. We have helped over 15,500 clients establish IRS compliant Self-Directed retirement solutions, through which over $4.9 billion has been invested in alternative assets.

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Prestige: IRA Financial Group and its founders have been featured on CBS News, PBS Nightly Business Report, and in over 100 major print publications, including Forbes, Fox Business, the Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Law.com, American Lawyer, the Houston Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and many more.

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Getting started is quick and easy.

Work with IRA Financial Trust to establish your Self-Directed IRA or Minnesota Checkbook IRA account today!

To learn more about opening a Self-Directed IRA account with the IRA Financial Trust Company, please contact an IRA retirement expert at 1-800-472-1043.