Alternative Investments in IRAs

Alternative Investments in IRAs

How to handle the complications that may ensue

Aside from life insurance and the prohibited investments listed in Internal Revenue Code Section 408, individual retirement accounts can invest in just about anything. But IRA ownership of alternative investments can introduce complications. Depending on the type of investment, these obstacles can include obtaining valuation opinions, needing additional legal work, encountering difficulty in making required minimum distributions (RMDs), paying the unrel

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