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“Self-Directed IRAs – Top Five Complexities for Estate Planning Attorneys”

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I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest article in the WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Section newsletter. The full article can be found here: Self-directed IRAs – Top Five Complexities for Estate Planning Attorneys – by Warren L Baker – WSBA RPP&T Sec – April 2014. Although the article was directed toward … Continue reading “Self-Directed IRAs – Top Five Complexities for Estate Planning Attorneys”

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Boom! Boom! Boom! IRS fires three shots across the bow of self-directed IRA investors

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For those of you who are interested in self-directed IRA topics but who are not members of the Taxation Law section of the Washington State Bar Association (quite a few of you I’m sure!), I wanted to share with you my latest full length article. The article, entitled “Boom! Boom! Boom! IRS fires three shots … Continue reading Boom! Boom! Boom! IRS fires three shots across the bow of self-directed IRA investors

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Amended FORM 5498 reporting requirements for IRA custodians in 2014. Do changes signal more scrutiny on “nontraditional” investments within self-directed IRAs?

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The current draft instructions for the 2014 version of Form 5498 reflect a change in the way the IRS receives information from IRA custodians. Under current law, IRA custodians must report certain information about every IRA they hold – this is done using Form 5498. Whether IRA account holders realize it or not, the federal … Continue reading Amended FORM 5498 reporting requirements for IRA custodians in 2014. Do changes signal more scrutiny on “nontraditional” investments within self-directed IRAs?

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