Our clients choose self-directed IRAs because they like being in control of choosing their own assets, based on their own knowledge of different alternative investments, and having the freedom to make these investments at a pace they are comfortable with.
Largo, FL (PRWEB) February 09, 2014
Self-directed IRAs allow account owners to hold alternative investments, such as real estate, notes and mortgages, precious metals, tax liens and certificates, foreign exchange and even timber rights and options contracts. In fact, the list of permissible investments would be so broad, instead of devising one the IRS instead created the shorter list of assets that may not be held in IRAs: life insurance and collectibles.
As investors become more familiar with self-direction, they are learning the different ways to utilize these accounts to their advantage. Depending on the individual investor and his or her knowledge—many investors have chosen to hold private placements in the form of an LLC, LLP, or a trust as assets in their IRAs. "The LLC, LLP, or trust acquires the investments, which can help build income for retirement within the self-directed IRA," says Jack Callahan, Managing Partner of Advanta IRA Services in Largo, Florida. Assets are acquired by the private placement, within the self-directed IRA. Depending on how the self-directed plan is structured, earnings are made on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.
While these transactions are not restricted to more sophisticated investors (though depending on the types of assets an investor desires—they may be) the details involved can certainly a bit more intricate than the average acquisition of real estate in an IRA. With this in mind, Advanta IRA is holding a webinar this week tailored for investors of all levels to learn how to use their self-directed IRAs in this manner.
As an experienced and successful self-directed IRA administrator, Advanta IRA neither sells investments nor provides investment advice. What Advanta IRA does do is provide educational curriculum at no cost for investors who want to learn about self-directed IRAs and how to use them to build wealth towards retirement. "Our clients choose to use self-directed IRAs because they like being in control of choosing their own assets, based on their own knowledge of different alternative investments, and having the freedom to make these investments at a pace they are comfortable with," says Callahan. LLCs, LLPs and trusts are simply another investment strategy that may work well for someone who fully understands how they work in an IRA.
Event: Webinar –LLCs, LLPs, and Trusts: How to Hold Your Self-Directed Assets in Other Types of Entities
Date: February 13, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost: No charge
Register: By contacting Larissa Greene at lgreene(at)advantairagroup(dot)com or by calling 727-581-9853, ext. 1140.
About Advanta IRA Services
Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over 10 years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed retirement accounts throughout the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, Florida regions. Advanta IRA Administration offers a second location serving the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding regions. Both offices are managed by Jack Callahan, J.D., CFP™. Advanta IRA offers classes, seminars and other educational tools designed to assist clients and other investors in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize retirement earnings on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.
About Jack Callahan
Jack M. Callahan, J.D., CFP™, is the managing partner at Advanta IRA Services in Largo, FL and Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, GA. Jack established the corporate office, Advanta IRA Services, in 2003. Prior to that, Jack delivered specialized counsel to real estate investors, small business owners and real estate professionals on tax, legal and financial matters. As an industry expert, Jack is a frequent speaker on the topic of self-directed retirement plans and an accredited continuing education instructor for the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, Florida and Georgia Real Estate Commissions, and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and multinational business from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law.