Self Directed 401k Gives You the Control
Self Directed 401k Rules and Info
A Self Directed 401K, referred to after this as "one.K", is a 401K plan setup for your company. As the Manager of the company, you can act as the Trustee for the Plan's monies. Like a self directed IRA, the one.K enables you to self direct your investments, but in this case it is on behalf of your 401K. The investments can be in real estate, other companies, or your own C-Corp. Another investment option is a precious metals IRA. The use of this type of structure enables you to have investment and checkbook control over the 401K. This eliminates custodian involvement and hassles, regardless of the investments.
- 401K Plans do not permit direct ownership of real estate or other non-traditional investments in an 401K, so indirect investment via the one.KSM is the only choice. When a one.KSM sells real estate or other investments, the capital gains are deferred through the 401K, like any other 401K investment. The headaches of 1031 exchanges are never necessary.
- Ownership of the property in a one.K allows you, as manager, to have direct, hands-on control of and investment decisions over one.K assets, including control of the checkbook. Custodian involvement and hassles are eliminated, regardless of whether the investments are in securities, real estate or other assets.
- A one.K can use its 401K funding as a down payment for a real estate investment purchase, with the one.K financing or borrowing the balance. The use of debt financing for real estate investment is not subject to UBIT tax.
- Since you control and handle all one.K transactions, and act as the "custodian", then there are no expensive annual fees. Litigation threats which accompany investments such as real estate are substantially reduced. This is done by isolating the investment inside a title holding company or Trust holding company, and away from the rest of your 401K funds and estate.
- Continues to provide deferral of income and gains inside the 401K. If the company sponsoring the plan generates income, then you can make contributions of up to $49,000 annually to the 401K plan ($16,500 for employee and $32,500 for employer for the year 2011)
How does the one.KSM work?
- Create Entity (LLC or C-Corp). Accuplan Benefits Services will create the entity with the appropriate state.
- Create the Plan (Trust with Plan documents). Accuplan Benefits Services will create the Plan and file with the IRS.
- Rollover monies from IRA or 401K to your one.K plan.
- Setup Checking Accounts for the Company.
- Direct Investments by purchasing membership or stock in a company (your C-Corp or another entity).
- Purchase real estate
- Loan to yourself or others
- Buying or starting a business
- Use purchase options on real estate
- Flip properties
- License intellectual properties
What Your Plan Comes With
- Setup of C-Corp
- Filing of state articles
- Filing for Corp EIN with IRS
- C-Corp bylaws
- Setup and operating guide
- Stock certificates
- Meeting Records (initial and annual)
- Banking authorizations for checking account
- Creation of 401K plan documents
- Filing of 401K EIN
- Favorable determination letter from IRS
- Complete set of plan documents with all necessary forms and guides
- Assistance and guidance in 401k rollover of current plan to new self directed plan
- Assistance and guidance in setup of checking account
- Unlimited pre and post setup consulting for plan setup and operation