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Ownership in a private company, LLC, C-Corp, LP, etc.
Be an investor in an entity that is gathering investors to buy a high dollar asset.
The IRS allows an IRA, Solo 401(k), HSA, or ESA to acquire private equity (an ownership interest in a private company) as an asset without penalty, and while keeping the tax benefits associated with that account type.
Unlike publicly traded securities, private equity does not have public disclosure laws associated with it. Therefore, the investor can use her or his personal knowledge and experience when investing in private companies or investing in private equity through a self-directed IRA.
The IRA ownership of private equity is usually expressed in a percentage of ownership or shares of stock.
You, the IRA holder, select a company in which youd like to invest.
You agree on the terms with the company, and direct us to send money from your IRA to close the deal.
Step By Step Guide To Private Equity Investment
It takes New Direction IRA two business days toopen your accountonce your application is in the office. Then you willfund the accountwith a rollover, transfer, and/or contribution. This may take several weeks, so plan for that in your timetable.
Perform due dilligence and choose a company/entity to invest in.
Fill out aBuy Direction Letteralong with documentation of the investment
(e.g. company operating agreement, strock certificates, etc.) and submit it to New Direction.
New Direction sends money from your IRA to the company to complete the acquisition.
Investors should know there are many opportunities outside of the stock market that can help diversify your retirement holdings. This introductory presentation covers the key concepts of using your IRA or401(k)to purchase stock in a private company. From start-ups launching a new business to developed companies looking to finance their growth, retirement accounts are becoming a significant source of funding for these types of investments. Let us show you how to buy private stock and maintain the tax advantages of your existingretirement account.
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Straight talk about the types of private equity your IRA can buy
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Benefits of Private Equity Investments in an IRA
Private equity investment is an asset that allows you to put your personal knowledge to work for your IRA.
Investing in private companies and investing in private equity allows true diversification of your retirement account.
You can choose the companies/entities in which to invest your IRA funds.
You can apply your personal knowledge and expertise of the private equity market.
You can buy, sell and exchange equity without tax consequence.
Your IRA may invest in the following types of private companies/entities: Start-Up Companies, Pre-IPO Companies, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnership, C-Corporations, Land Trusts, and more.
Your IRA cannot purchase private stock that you already own.
The IRA holder participates on behalf of the stock that the IRA owns.
In most cases, neither you nor anydisqualified personscan be employed by the company while an equity position is held by the IRA.
The IRA cannot be a general partner in an LP or LLP.
All investment earnings must flow into the self-directed IRA account.
Earnings from any private equity investment or from investing in private companies may be subject toUnrelated Business Income Tax(UBIT) if the company has earnings from debt or has earnings from the sale of products or services.
Private Equity IRA – Important Things to Know
The IRA is the owner of the private equity, not the IRA holder. Therefore, all relevant fees and costs are paid by the IRA, and all gains must remain within the IRA until the account holder reaches legal distribution age of that account.
All legal documents related to an IRA-owned asset must be in the name of the IRA, not your personal name.
New Direction IRA is required to report the fair market value of the account to the IRS each year. It is your responsibility to supply this information at the end of each year.
It is the IRA holders role to perform due diligence. New Direction IRA can service a private equity investment purchase with any private company/entity the IRA holder chooses. The IRA holder researches potential companies/entities and decides when they feel comfortable making the investment.
When considering investing in private companies or investing in private equity, the IRA holder might consider factors like competition analysis, past performance, background check of the company and/or principals, markets, and more. Many investors choose to consult a lawyer or trusted financial professional before making a private equity investment.
Difference Between Private Lending and Private Equity Investment
Non-disqualified business/entity or individual
Your IRA and the borrower sign an agreement, often called a note, that outlines the specifics of the loan.
Equity may be represented in the form of shares of private stock or an ownership percentage.
The amount of interest (and points if there are any) you charge is how your self-directed IRA plan earns a profit.
Earns money based upon the performance of the business, from the sale of your IRAs ownership, or through the sale of the entire business at a later date.
DISCLAIMER: New Direction IRA, Inc. does not render tax, legal, accounting, investment, or other professional advice. If tax, legal, accounting, investment, or other similar expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.