Many Americans keep their wealth, or a large portion of it, in their retirement account. It’s a great way to build your retirement “nest egg” in a tax-deferred vehicle, and if you make wise investment choice, allow your investment returns compound, keeping the money moving, you can reach retirement with millions. It’s been my honor to help our clients unlock their retirement accounts and give them the ability to invest in alternative assets.
There is a proposed law that could have a massive, adverse impact on self-directed IRAs and 401ks. This legislation would seek to prohibit investments made from IRAs and other retirement vehicles into private placements, drastically reducing investors’ ability to diversify into other asset classes outside of the stock market. As the bill is currently worded, it would force investors to liquidate these types of private holdings inside retirement accounts within the next 2 years, triggering a taxable event, or face their full retirement account being stripped of its tax- deferred status.
Even if it does not directly affect you, please GET INVOLVED! Tax attorney, John Hyre, has dug into the bill and shared his thoughts here. He provides a very good breakdown of the bill and ways to take action.