Checkbook Solo 401k-QRP: 2021 Year End Maintenance

QRP & Solo 401k Contribution Deadlines

Note: 401k Plan documents are due for complete restatement. Please be sure to read the info about this by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Checkbook Solo 401K and Checkbook SEP-IRA Contribution Deadline. The deadline for contributions to Self-Directed Solo 401(k) Plans and Self-Directed SEP-IRAs is the tax return due date of the business sponsoring the plan, including extensions. 

  • The contribution deadlines depend on the type of business that sponsored the plan – sole proprietorship, partnership, S-corporation, C-corporation, or LLC taxed as any of the foregoing – and whether you timely file for a tax return filing extension.
  • Filing extensions are especially helpful for those that want to make 2021 contributions, but don’t yet have funds available to do so by the initial required filing date. Continue reading “Checkbook Solo 401k-QRP: 2021 Year End Maintenance”

Demise of the Checkbook IRA, QRP, Solo 401k?

Attention Self-Directed Investors!

Must Know Tax Court Ruling: SDIRA, QRP, Solo 401k, Checkbook IRA, IRA-LLC, IRA-Trust, HSA, & ESA

Tax Court Opinion: ANDREW MCNULTY AND DONNA MCNULTY, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent

TL;DR

  • Watch out for “promoters!”
  • Lots of Tax Turkey & Red Herring out there!
  • Neither the IRS, nor the Tax Court, appear to be attacking the Checkbook IRA structure.
  • The ruling – in its essence – has nothing to do with Checkbook IRAs, but:
    • Checkbook IRAs clearly provide greater opportunity for running afoul of the Tax Court rules
    • There is some concern that the Checkbook IRA structure can be deemed to inherently run afoul of the Tax Court ruling
  • Creates questions for all self-directed retirement accounts, including QRP, holding personal assets
  • Creates questions for all arrangements in which person touching assets “wears more than one hat.” This includes QRP & Solo 401k!
  • Implications for many SDIRA structures – that don’t involve an IRA-LLC or IRA-Trust – that flunk custody! (For example, certain crypto arrangements)
  • QRP (incl. Solo 401k) may have a leg-up on SDIRA (Very nuanced discussion)
  • Using a QRP-LLC may undermine whatever “leg-up” a QRP may have over an SDIRA!
  • Always create and maintain a clear trail of transactions!
  • At all times, the role in which you’re acting – you’re “capacity” – must be unequivocal & unambiguous.
  • Never, ever take physical possession!
  • Don’t ever touch cash!
  • Be extra cautious with fungible assets that have no clear evidence of “title” (e.g., gold, silver, bullion, precious metals)
  • Creates uncertainty for crypto assets, especially crypto assets moved to “cold storage.”
  • Created questions regarding all personal assets
  • The Tax Court left many of the IRS arguments unresolved, so steer clear of any of those!

Continue reading “Demise of the Checkbook IRA, QRP, Solo 401k?”

SDIRAs Under Attack: What To Know & What To Do

What you can do to stop this unreasonable attack on Self-Directed IRA

Use the following links to use our democratic process and make some noise!

Quick & Easy – Do this first, now!

Impactful, but Requires Some Effort – After doing the Quick & Easy, take a few moments to send a custom message to members of congress.

Continue reading “SDIRAs Under Attack: What To Know & What To Do”

Checkbook Solo 401k-QRP: 2020 Year End Maintenance

QRP & Solo 401k Contribution Deadlines

Checkbook Solo 401K and Checkbook SEP-IRA Contribution Deadline. The deadline for contributions to Self-Directed Solo 401(k) Plans and Self-Directed SEP-IRAs is the tax return due date of the business sponsoring the plan, including extensions. Therefore, the contribution deadlines depend on the type of business that sponsored the plan – sole proprietorship, partnership, S-corporation, C-corporation, or LLC taxed as any of the foregoing – and whether you timely file for a tax return filing extension. Filing extensions are especially helpful for those that want to make 2020 contributions, but don’t yet have funds available to do so by the initial required filing date. Continue reading “Checkbook Solo 401k-QRP: 2020 Year End Maintenance”

SECURE Act For QRP, Solo 401k, & SDIRA Investors

Self-directed QRP, Solo 401k, & SDIRA investors that use tax-sheltered retirement accounts to invest in real estate, private lending, crypto, tax liens, syndications and additional alternatives need to know about regulatory changes affecting their accounts. In this post, we’ll outline details of the SECURE Act impacting self-directed investors using QRPs, Solo 401(k), & SDIRA to invest off Wall Street. Continue reading “SECURE Act For QRP, Solo 401k, & SDIRA Investors”

Webinar: Understanding & Planning For The Biden Tax Plan #1

The Biden Tax Proposal threatens real estate investors throughout the US, and now is the time to understand the implications for you and proactively plan & strategize! This round-table discussion – in which ReSure’s Bernard Reisz presented – was hosted by the law offices of BoylanCode partner Jaime Michelle Cain. It is 1/4 in a series addressing tax planning & tax tools for income tax, estate tax, transfer tax, payroll tax and so much more.

Tax tools discussed include: 1031 Exchange, 453 Installment Sales, 170 Charitable Deductions, Charitable Bargain Sales, Conservation Easements, QRP, SDIRA, 401(k), Self-Directed Retirement Accounts, Cost Segregation, Accelerated Depreciation, Cash Value Life Insurance, Permanent Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance, IUL.

Webinar: Understanding & Planning For The Biden Tax Plan #2

The Biden Tax Proposal threatens real estate investors throughout the US, and now is the time to understand the implications for you and proactively plan & strategize! This round-table webinar discussion – in which ReSure’s Bernard Reisz presented – was hosted by the law offices of BoylanCode partner Jaime Michelle Cain. It is 2/3 in a series addressing tax planning & tax tools for income tax, estate tax, transfer tax, payroll tax and so much more.

Tax tools discussed include: 1031 Exchange, 453 Installment Sales, 170 Charitable Deduction Strategies, Charitable Bargain Sales, Conservation Easements, QRP, SDIRA, 401(k), Self-Directed Retirement Accounts, Cost Segregation, Accelerated Depreciation, Cash Value Life Insurance, Permanent Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance, IUL.

Webinar: Understanding & Planning For The Biden Tax Plan #3

The Biden Tax Proposal threatens real estate investors throughout the US, and now is the time to understand the implications for you and proactively plan & strategize! This round-table discussion – in which Resure’s Bernard Reisz presented – was hosted by the law offices of BoylanCode partner Jaime Michelle Cain. It is 3/3 in a series addressing tax planning & tax tools for income tax, estate tax, transfer tax, payroll tax and so much more.

Tax tools discussed include: 1031 Exchange, 453 Installment Sales, 170 Charitable Deduction Strategies, Charitable Bargain Sales, Conservation Easements, QRP, SDIRA, 401(k), Self-Directed Retirement Accounts, Cost Segregation, Accelerated Depreciation, Cash Value Life Insurance, Permanent Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance, IUL.

How To Invest In Real Estate With SDIRAs and Checkbook Control

Tax Free Real Estate Investing With Self-Directed Retirement Accounts: SDIRA, QRP & 401k

Did you know that you can use a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA to invest in real estate tax free? Do you know the difference between a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA? In this post you’ll get an overview of these accounts and how you can use a self-directed IRA with checkbook control for real estate investing. Continue reading “How To Invest In Real Estate With SDIRAs and Checkbook Control”