Why The Self-Directed IRA LLC Means You Don't Have To Pay IRA Custodian Fees

A Self-Directed IRA LLC is an IRS-approved tax structure that allows you to personally manage your retirement account without having to pay a custodian. It also offers several other benefits, such as ease of access and tax-free profits.

Self-Directed IRA LLCs vs. Traditional IRAs

A Self-Directed IRA LLC allows you to take control of your retirement by giving you the ability to invest in anything you want. Except for collectibles, such as art. The best part is, you won't have to ask a custodian for consent or pay any custodian fees.

With a traditional IRA, you must go through a custodian when you wish to make investments using your retirement funds, which often triggers high custodian fees and transaction delays.

With a Self-Directed IRA LLC, a special purpose limited liability company (“LLC”) is established that is owned by the IRA and managed by you or any third party. As manager of the IRA LLC, you will have total control over the IRA assets to make the investments you want and understand – not just investments forced upon you by Wall Street.

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A Self-Directed IRA LLC Gives You Control of Your Retirement

With a Self-Directed IRA LLC, you will have total control to make any approved investment, including a real estate purchase. You can even pay for improvements and then sell the property without ever talking to the IRA LLC custodian.
Since all your IRA funds will be held at a local bank in the name of the Self-Directed IRA LLC, all you would need to do to engage in a real estate transaction or other investment is write a check straight from the IRA LLC account or simply wire the funds from the IRA LLC bank account.

No longer will you need to ask an IRA custodian for permission or have the IRA custodian sign the real estate transaction documents. You will be able to make investments by simply writing a check.

With a Self-Directed IRA LLC, you will never have to seek the consent of a custodian to make an investment or be subject to excessive custodian account fees based on account value and per transaction.

Self-Directed IRA LLC Benefits

#1 Invest in real estate & much more tax-free

With a Self-Directed IRA LLC, you will be able to invest in almost any type of investment opportunity, including real estate, tax-free.

#2 Virtually no IRA custodian fees

With a Self-Directed IRA LLC, you no longer have to pay excessive custodian fees based on account value and transaction fees. Instead, with a Self-Directed IRA LLC, you keep your money with a passive Self-Directed IRA custodian, often a bank.

Think of the passive custodian as a piggy bank for your Self-Directed IRA LLC. Whenever you need money for an investment, you just go to the piggy bank. You can write a check. You don't actually have to go or speak to your passive custodian.

#3 Tax deferral

With the Self-Directed IRA LLC structure, all income and gains from IRA investments will flow back to your Self-Directed IRA LLC tax-free.

An LLC is treated as a pass-through entity for federal income tax purposes and your IRA, as the member of the LLC, is a tax-exempt party. Which means all income and gains of the LLC will be tax-free.

A Self-Directed IRA LLC allows you to enjoy many more advantages, including the following:

  • Better protect your retirement assets from a falling stock market or against inflation.
  • Make a real estate or other investment by simply writing a check( Truly it is that easy.)
  • Generate profits tax-free when you use the same Self-Directed IRA LLC to purchase domestic and foreign real estate, private mortgages, gold and stocks, bonds, and mutual funds inside the same plan.
  • Buy your future retirement home or vacation property now at today’s prices, rent it out, and then move in at the age of 59 and 1/2!
  • Diversify your retirement portfolio and invest in almost any type of investment tax-free.
  • Take control of your retirement funds and hold them at a local bank or credit union.
  • Protect your IRA from creditors or bankruptcy.
  • Purchase real estate foreclosures and tax liens on the spot, or make personal loans by simply writing a check and generating profits tax-free.

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Last Updated: 
June 25, 2021

Scott Royal Smith is an asset protection attorney and long-time real estate investor. He's on a mission to help fellow investors free their time, protect their assets, and create lasting wealth.

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