Advanta IRA Services Presents Nationwide Webinar for Investors Considering Roth IRAs

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Roth IRAs are inviting to many investors because contributions are made after tax, but earnings grow on a tax-free basis provided that certain requirements are met. Advanta IRA is holding this webinar to educate investors about benefits of Roth IRAs, the rules for conversions, and also the challenges these account-types may present.

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Self-directed Roth IRAs give owners control over investment decisions and allow plenty of alternative investments to choose from.

Roth IRAs are offer a way for investors to hedge their bets in the thought that today’s taxation rate is lower than it will be in years to come. All contributions to Roth IRAs are made after tax and therefore not taxed upon distribution. Tax-deferred plans (such as traditional IRAs) tax contributions when distributions are made at retirement age.

Benefits of Roth IRAs include:

  • Contributions can be made after the age of 70 ½
  • No required minimum distributions at the age of 70 ½
  • Contributions may be withdrawn at any age with no tax liability in most cases
  • At the age of 59 ½ years, if the Roth has been funded for at least five years, tax-free withdrawals can be taken of both contributions and earnings
  • Roth IRAs can be self-directed allowing account owners to control the choices of the investments the account acquires

"Roth IRAs are popular and flexible tools for building wealth toward retirement," says Jack Callahan, Managing Partner of Advanta IRA Services. "Self-directed Roth IRAs give owners control over investment decisions and allow plenty of alternative investments to choose from." Investors are able to plan for retirement and are also able to withdraw funds without dire tax penalties. However, while Roth IRAs are less restrictive in terms of withdrawals, there are also some reasons why these accounts many not be the best idea for some investors.

This webinar specifically addresses questions about why someone would convert to a Roth IRA, how the process works, and most importantly—when the conversion should be done.

Additional topics include:

  • The process of converting assets held within a tax-deferred IRA into a tax-free Roth IRA
  • Rules for converting to a Roth IRA
  • Conversion of assets in a self-directed IRA (such as real estate and mortgage notes) and the documentation needed to do so

"Investors of all ages should consider attending this webinar in an effort to gain knowledge about whether or not a Roth IRA presents a viable investment tool to add to their retirement portfolios," says Callahan Participants will be able to ask questions during the webinar.

Event: Webinar—Why and When to Convert to a Roth IRA
Date: April 10, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Cost: None
Location: Online
Register: Please email Larissa Greene at lgreene(at)advantairagroup(dot)com or call her at (800) 425.0653

About Advanta IRA

Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over 10 years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed IRAs 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 in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize IRA 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.

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