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When you switch to a self-direction strategy for your retirement, you know that you will have one powerful thing working in your favor: control. One way to achieve this kind of control is by using a Single Member IRA LLC to manage your investments. But what exactly is this sort of arrangement, and how might it help you with your retirement planning? Here’s everything you will need to know:
What is a Single Member IRA LLC?
Simply put, a Single Member IRA LLC is what happens when you start an LLC (set up via your professionals) and purchase 100% of it with your IRA. This means that your Self-Directed IRA is now in technical control over the LLC, giving you the power of the checkbook. You can control the assets of the LLC and make investments from the perspective of an IRA.
As you might imagine, having control over an LLC gives you a tremendous amount of power in dictating what you invest in. It also makes investing as simple as writing a check from the LLC. But you will not have total control. You will want to know some of the specifics of working with a Single Member IRA LLC—including its limitations—before you get stated.
What Are the Limitations of a Single Member IRA LLC Arrangement?
This is not a “workaround” that lets you break IRS rules. A Single Member IRA LLC arrangement does allow you to hold the value of an LLC within a self-directed retirement account, but you will still have to pay attention to retirement account restrictions, such as:
Is the Single Member IRA LLC Right for You?
Knowing what you now know about a Single Member IRA LLC, the question becomes whether this is the right arrangement for your retirement plan. The truth is that everyone’s situation is different. For many investors, the act of self-directing is usually enough freedom. It means that they will be picking their own investments—retirement assets, tax liens, precious metals, and the like. And it also means that they will have more control than they are used to.
A Single Member IRA LLC ramps up this control even more. You will be responsible for complying with all IRS rules and regulations. If you are experienced with LLC management and retirement accounts, that’s likely not a problem. But if you quickly feel overwhelmed by paperwork, it’s probably not the best course for you. There are alternatives to Single Member IRA LLCs, such as simply using a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA (an IRA you use for investing in real estate directly), that will be much more intuitive.
But if you want more control, it’s hard to argue against the control which a Single Member IRA LLC can provide. Interested in learning more? Contact TurnKey IRA at 844-8876-IRA (472) for a free consultation. Download our free guide or visit us online at www.turnkeyirallc.com.