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Can Your Self Directed IRA Own Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency?

Can Your Self Directed IRA Own Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency?

As the price of Bitcoin (BTC) has surpassed $30,000, we have seen increased interest in using IRA and other retirement plan funds to own Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But can your IRA, Roth IRA, solo(k), or other retirement account own Cryptocurrency? Yes, your...

Can My IRA/LLC Have a Brokerage Trading Account?

Can My IRA/LLC Have a Brokerage Trading Account?

Many self-directed IRA investors use an IRA/LLC to make and hold their self-directed IRA investments. In essence, an IRA/LLC (aka “checkbook-controlled IRA”) is an LLC owned 100% by an IRA. For a summary and description of an IRA/LLC, please refer to my video here....

Solo K Form 5500 Tax Filing and Five-Point Compliance Checklist

Solo K Form 5500 Tax Filing and Five-Point Compliance Checklist

Solo 401(k)s have become a popular retirement plan option for self-employed persons. Unfortunately, many plans are not properly maintained and are at the risk of significant penalty and/or plan termination. If you have a Solo 401(k), you need to ensure that the 401(k)...

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