American IRA Announces A New Blog Post Gold and Precious Metal IRAs – What’s Legal to Own in a Self-Directed IRA

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American IRA's recent blog post clears up confusion that many Self-Directed IRA owners experience in relation to gold and precious metals. The blog provides a summary of what is and is not permitted.

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Gold and Precious Metals is a popular investment type within Self-Directed IRAs. The American IRA team gets loads of inquiries as to what is and isn't permitted.

Gold and Precious Metals is a popular investment type within Self-Directed IRAs. The American IRA team gets loads of inquiries as to what is and isn't permitted. In response, they have released their latest blog post, Gold and Precious Metal IRAs – What’s Legal to Own in a Self-Directed IRA.

The blog begins by saying "Generally, Internal Revenue Code Section 408, which defines allowable Self-Directed IRA holdings, prohibits investment in collectibles, including gems and jewelry. But paragraph (m)(3)carves out some important exceptions." The exceptions go on to describe certain coins that are prohibited and a list of coins that are permitted. It seems that the most confusion that arises with precious metals investing is which coins are and aren't permitted. The point of confusion becomes which coins are deemed precious metals by the IRS and which are deemed collectibles by the IRS. Since collectibles are prohibited within IRAs, it is critical to know the difference.

Important rules are explained throughout this blog such as the specific parameters that gold coins must meet to be allowable including requirements for diameter, weight, and purity.

Covered next in the blog are silver and platinum coins. Readers will find that they are permitted to invest in these as long as they follow the guidelines provided by the IRS.

To read this blog in its entirety, click here.

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