Category Archives: Offshore IRA

take your IRA offshor

In this article I’ll list the steps necessary to take your US retirement account offshore. Whether you’re looking for asset protection, privacy, or investment diversification, here’s how to take your IRA offshore in 6 steps. Step 1: Determine if your IRA is eligible to go offshore Before you can move your cash, you must determine

asset protection for defined benefit plan

Defined benefit plans are excellent tools to put a lot of pre-tax money away quickly. Because of they don’t have the same contribution limits as IRAs, they allow the business owner to build up savings and reduce taxes efficiently. Because defined benefit plans build cash quickly, they’re big time targets of lawyers and civil creditors.

move your IRA offshore
04/07/2017 - 6:04 AM
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If you’re looking to diversify your account out of the US, protect your savings offshore, or purchase foreign real estate, here’s everything you need to know to move your IRA offshore in 2017. When done right, moving an IRA offshore is relatively simple. The first step in moving your IRA offshore is to determine if

international real estate in 2017
04/05/2017 - 6:04 AM
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President Trump has promised to rewrite the US tax code as it applies to international business and foreign investment. He has also promised to lower both the capital gains rate and the personal income tax rate. With that in mind, this article will help you figure out where to buy international real estate in 2017.

UBIT in an IRA
03/25/2017 - 4:29 PM
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UBIT in an IRA is a real pain in the rear… at least if you’re IRA is onshore. When you take an IRA offshore, UBIT is not big deal. Here’s an explanation of UBIT in an IRA and how to deal with it. UBIT stands for Unrelated Business Income Tax. We call this type of

IRA hedge fund active business

You can invest your self directed IRA in mutual funds, hedge funds, and any active business. There are very few limitations on how you invest your retirement account. But that’s only half the issue. While you can invest in whatever you like, there all kinds of tax costs associated with investing your IRA into a

Trump IRA
02/19/2017 - 11:18 AM
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There’s a battle brewing between the establishment and President Trump. Powerful forces are aligning against our President and we’re left hoping the economy and our savings come out of this unscathed. Gambling all of your retirement savings on red is a foolish risk. No one knows what will happen, but we do know that there’s

foreign real estate with my IRA
02/06/2017 - 1:36 PM
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The number one question I get on offshore IRAs, is “can I buy foreign real estate with my retirement account?”  The answer is a resounding yes. You can buy raw land, a home, condo, office building, or anything else you like outside of the United States within your retirement account. In fact, you can buy

protect IRA
01/16/2017 - 4:14 PM
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Many people think that IRAs are protected from civil creditors and the IRS… many people are wrong. Here’s how to get enhanced protection for your IRA and take control of your investments. IRA assets are protected to varying degrees by each of the states and under the federal bankruptcy law. In order to secure 100%

IRA when you give up US citizenship

Thousands of Americans will turn in their blue passports in the next few months. Some because of our crazy political climate, some to stop paying taxes into a broken system, and some because of FATCA and the international banking laws which make it impossible to live or do business abroad. This post will consider what

risks to your IRA
07/12/2016 - 1:42 PM
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Most Americans think that their IRA is safe… and they would be wrong. Our IRAs and retirement accounts face risks from all sides. Here are the top 5 risks to your IRA and what you can do to protect your savings.   1. IRS Levy of your IRA or other retirement account. The Federal government

Foreign Assets
09/24/2014 - 11:21 AM
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Moving your retirement account in to an offshore self directed IRA LLC is the best (and really, the only) way to diversify out of the U.S., protect your assets from future creditors, and boost returns by investing in more dynamic markets. I write quite a bit on why and how to move your account into

Diversify Your IRA
09/05/2014 - 10:00 AM
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A record high stock market in the U.S. exposes the suckers! Don’t be one of them.  Diversify your IRA offshore as soon as possible.  This article offers statistical proof that you should diversify your IRA abroad.  U.S. returns over the next 10 years will wipe out your retirement account. While everyone is running to dump

Return on U.S. Treasuries
08/13/2014 - 9:30 AM
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The real return on U.S. Treasuries is a miserable 0.6% per year.  If you don’t think you can do better than this offshore, then leave your retirement with Fidelity and risk it being taken over by the U.S government and MyRa. If you think you can beat the real return on U.S. Treasuries by diversifying

Offshore IRA
07/28/2014 - 1:46 PM
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Follow the advice of Warren Buffet and many others who came before him and invest in what you know.  An offshore IRA gives you the power to diversify offshore and invest in what you understand at the right price. An offshore IRA placed in an offshore company, where you are the manager of that company,

Physical Gold
07/16/2014 - 2:36 PM
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When you buy gold in an offshore IRA, you create a hedge against currency risks, move assets out of the United States, and maximize asset protection, all the while maintaining the tax benefits of the retirement account.  Buy gold in an offshore IRA LLC to maximize the benefits of taking your retirement account offshore. When

Real Estate in an Offshore IRA
06/12/2014 - 1:16 PM
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So, you’ve diversified your retirement account and invested in real estate in an offshore IRA. . .great.  Now you need to take a distribution, what should you do?  In this article, I will describe how to distribute real estate in an offshore IRA.  Rental real estate in an offshore IRA is one of the highest returning