Prohibited Self-Directed IRA Investments

November 5, 2011

Self-Directed IRAs

Prohibited Self-Directed IRA Investments – While you can invest in a wide variety of alternative assets in your tax-deferred account, there are at least three asset types you cannot invest in:

  • Collectibles, such as, art, antiques, stamps, gems, rugs, or anything the U.S. Treasury Department deems to be a collectible
  • Life insurance
  • The stock of a Sub-Chapter S Corporation

This isn’t a complete list, so proceed with caution if you’re interested in investing in something which might fall under one of those three asset categories. Check with the IRS or consult with a qualified tax professional before investing.

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