Holding real estate in an IRA is a great way for investors to grow wealth far away for the risks of Wall Street.
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2012
Richard Geller, CEO and managing director of FinancialSuccessInstitute.org, announced today, "Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) from holding real estate in an IRA is a subject that self directed IRA custodians seldom inform investors about. The reason this is important is it has serious tax implications for real estate in an IRA. Most investors invest in real estate in an IRA for the purpose of growing earning tax-free until distributions begin at retirement. The Institute is exposing this tax liability so readers and subscribers hold real estate in an IRA correctly or at least have their eyes wide open to the tax consequences."
Geller explains, "There are many ways to buy real estate in an IRA. UBTI is intended to keep a level playing field between 'for profit businesses' and real estate in an IRA that receives special tax treatment. The exact language is found in IRC §§ 512-513. Say there are two competing laundramats in a midsized town. One is operated as a for profit business and the other is held as real estate in an IRA. If the laundromat held as real estate in an IRA isn't subject to business tax it will have a big advantage over the for profit competitor."
Geller continues, "Generally, UBTI applies to an operating business held as real estate in an IRA. The tax rate can be stiff. Like income tax, the scale is graduated. It begins at 15% for the first $2,000 and escalates to 35% on everything above $9,759. For that reason, investors must carefully consider holding an operating business as real estate in an IRA. Generally, profits from real estate in an IRA are not taxable. For instance, an investor buys and rents out a house for several years before selling it for a profit. Under most circumstances, the profits from renting and holding this real estate in an IRA are not taxable and will compound by being reinvested, probably as more real estate in an IRA. When real estate in an IRA is sold at an appreciated value, generally no capital gain tax is due"
Geller points out, "The Institute recently released new information about Real Estate in an IRA for readers to better understand how they can benefit with alternative investments.
Geller concludes, "Holding real estate in an IRA is a great way for investors to grow wealth far away for the risks of Wall Street. The institute doesn't want to discourage investors from having an operating business as real estate in an IRA. For some investors, big profits far out weigh the tax liability from holding an operating business as real estate in an IRA. Readers are encouraged to learn all they can about holding real estate in an IRA at FinancialSuccessInstitute.org."
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