Webinar Details

Self-Directed IRAs: How to Use Retirement Funds to Invest in Alternative Assets

by Scott Maurer from Advanta IRA


Course Description

This course is intended to provide the tax professional with the knowledge and skills necessary to inform his or her clients about the benefits and possibilities that exist with self-directed IRA and 401(k) accounts. There is a widespread misconception that permissible IRA investments are limited to stocks, bonds, mutual funds and CD’s. This is likely the result of the companies that are in the business of selling these investments also serving as the IRA custodian for most investors. Most custodians then choose to limit IRA investment options to the products they sell.

A truly self-directed IRA Administrator does not impose investment restrictions beyond the IRS limitations which allows investors to capitalize on a broad range of investments, including Real Estate, Mortgage Loans, Tax Liens and Private Placements. Tax professionals are often the most trusted advisor for many individuals, and as a result, the tax professional will be asked these questions by their clients on an increasingly frequent basis.

Learning Objectives
  • Review: The meaning of self-direction and why few firms offer true self direction, who decides the allowable investments, and the tax difference between retirement funds and non-retirement funds.
  • Review: Traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE IRAs, HSA’s ESA’s, and Qualified Plans and the differences between the types of plans.
  • Review contribution amounts, distribution guidelines, qualifications for a Roth IRA, deduction limits when contributing to a Traditional IRA, and RMDs and Spousal IRAs.
  • Describe a transfer, rollover, and conversion and distinguish between them while comparing the benefits and tax ramifications of each.
  • Review self-direction and classify permitted investments, prohibited transactions, and disqualified parties. IRC Section 4975
  • None
Who Should Attend

CPAs or EAs who work with small businesses, entrepreneurs, and those who advise clients on financial matters.

Advanced Preparation

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Presenter Details
Scott Maurer

Scott Maurer is the Director of Business Development for Advanta IRA. Advanta specializes in administering self-directed IRA and retirement accounts. Scott has worked for Advanta since 2006, and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the topic of self-directed IRAs and using retirement funds to invest in real estate and other alternative assets. Scott is also an attorney and a member of The Florida Bar, although he does not give legal advice to Advanta clients.

  • smaurer@advantairagroup.com
  • (727) 581 - 9853
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Date & Time
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

12:00 PM EDT
(see additional timezones)

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Additional Information
Cost: FREE
Credits: 2.00 hours
Subject area: Taxes
Course level: Basic
Delivery method: Group Internet Based
  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE certificates will be issued via email to those who met the minimum participation requirements within 1 week of the conclusion of the webinar.
  • Multiple attendees: Multiple attendees: Each attendee should register separately for the webinar. If more than 1 attendee participated from the same device, please contact us after the event and let us know.