Due to the present recession more and more people are diverting their funds from the stock market to the real estate market but, in order to make a successful property investment everyone must have a properly devised property investment business plan.
There are a few things to know before devising a proper business plan for investments, as most of the people are unaware about the rules and regulations regarding real estate investments. Most of these rules are considered along with IRA investments in the market and violating them could have some very serious consequences with the IRS.
A properly devised business plan will allow you to have factors evaluated in order to help you adhere to the rules and regulations of an IRA investment. Following are some of the factors you must consider when devising your investment business plan.
1 Prohibited investments- when using the money engaged in the IRAs you should take some extra care as some of those can be considered as prohibited. Most of these so called prohibited investments are mostly collectible items like art, antiques, gems, stamps and coins. Though real estate directly does come under prohibited category of investments, still it can be considered as a prohibited transaction due to a different rule. Therefore, you must be very careful while investing your IRA here.
2 Prohibited transactions- under the prohibited transactions rule violations can occur whenever you choose to use your IRA in a manner that violates this clause. This rule generally prohibits the use of the IRA to buy or sell property, also disallows borrowing money from the IRA or also loaning money to the IRA, it can also never be used as a security for any loan and it is also prohibited to buy services or goods from the IRA or to sell services or goods to the IRA.
In case of any violations especially holding real estate using your IRA, even when it has been purchased legally you might get into trouble with the IRS. But with a properly devised business plan and proper IRA accounting you can actually manage this and invest in real estate using your IRA. Always make sure that your business plan is well devised and you have assessed all the possible violations before you make the investment. There are several different tools available for everyone to assess and create their business plans in order to be able to use their IRA to make investments.