In the last post, you learned about how doing an active "entrepreneurship-ish" deal inside your IRA is an open invitation for the IRS to tax the hell out of you. In this post, you'll learn the solution. The solution is not to avoid doing active deals. The solution is not to stop pursuing … [Read more...] about The Most Elusive & Dangerous Self-Directed IRA Practice – Part 2
Just a quick, last-minute reminder... If your IRA owns mortgage-leveraged real estate, you owe UBIT. If your IRA or 401(k) owns an active business structured as a pass through entity (such as an LLC or partnership), you owe UBIT. If your 401(k) owns mortgage-leveraged real estate AND the … [Read more...] about Tax Return for UBIT – Does your retirement plan own leveraged real estate or an active business?
If you talk to the average CPA, he'll tell you that UBIT is the boogeyman and is to be avoided... always. Discussing this topic with an above average CPA (such as Eric Wikstrom of Integrated Wealth Strategies) yields different advice. The Two Types of UBIT Triggered from a trade or business - if a … [Read more...] about Unrelated Business Income Tax – UBIT for Solo 401(k) & IRA accounts
5500-EZ for Solo 401(k) plans If your Solo 401(k) plan assets exceeded $250,000 in value in 2007, a 5500-EZ must be filed by July 30, 2008. This is an informational return used to report plan value to the IRS and does not require any tax payment. 990-T for IRAs with mortgage financed real estate If … [Read more...] about Filing Deadlines: 5500-EZ & 990-T
For many real estate investors, leverage is a key factor to their plans for profits - leverage in the form of mortgage financing. When you introduce mortgage financing into Self Directed IRA ownership of real estate, a special tax called Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) is triggered. The tax … [Read more...] about Solo 401(k) Nonrecourse Loans Now Available