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Self-Directed IRA

By Terry Savage on January 06, 2022 | Investments

Wish to have IRA make direct payment to current holder of sister’s residential mortgage; sister will then make payments to IRA. Can you suggest an institution that can facilitate this . Note – not concerned with potential for IRA to have liquid assets less than future amount of RMD.

Terry Says

You can’t do this! You cannot use IRA money to benefit yourself or others without the withdrawal being taxable. And your sister can’t make payments into your IRA!
There are self-directed IRAs that allow you to make alternative investments, such as real estate. BUT there are strict rules about the kind of assets that can be purchased, and it gets extra complicated at the point you need to make required minimum withdrawals.
Forget this idea — it won’t fly!



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