What types of expenses CANNOT be paid with the card?
- Personal fees or expenses
- Fees or expenses to related parties
- Acquisition of an asset for your IRA or 401k
When in doubt, don’t use the card. Call or email before using.
What are the time limits to report expenses?
You have 60 days to report on any open balances held on your card. Any balances not accounted for may be coded as a distribution.
What happens to unreported expenses?
We will disburse these funds as an IRA distribution. In many cases there may be penalties and taxes associated with the distribution.
Does this card appear on my credit report?
No, this is a prepaid debit card which is funded through actual cash held in your account.
Is there a limit to how much can be loaded onto a card?
Funds can be loaded to the card in the amount needed with a minimum of $100 up to the lessor of: 1) 50% of your available cash balance, or 2) $10,000.
How do I order a card?
You can order a card by logging into your account and clicking on the “Debit Card” link. You will need to agree to the terms and conditions. This will then redirect you to a MasterCard site. On this site you will supply your personal information for having the card issued.
How do I account for expenses?
You will need to submit your receipts, invoices, or other supporting expense documentation to us via our online expense reporting feature. This can be found by logging into your account and clicking on "Prepaid Card" link. You will be able to enter the amount, and attach a copy of the expense document.
Can I directly add more money the card?
No, only American Estate & Trust can load funds to your Debit Card.
Can I make purchases over the internet with my card?
Yes, once your card is loaded with funds, you can use the card just like you would any other card.
Can I get a secondary card?
No, secondary cards are not available.
Can I transfer money from my Debit Card to my bank account?
No, this is not allowed.
How do I get help with the card?
Upon receipt of your card, you will be given support websites and phone numbers.
How long does it take to load the card with funds?
Cards will generally be funded in one to two business days.