Introduction to Precious Metals IRA

Understand the metals allowed in a Precious Metals IRA: gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Specific guidelines govern their purity and acceptable forms.

Approved Precious Metals

Distinguish between a Gold IRA and a gold certificate. While a certificate represents ownership, a Gold IRA owns physical bullion bars or coins.

Gold IRA vs. Gold Certificate

Discover why transferring or rolling over your IRA is necessary for gold investments. Traditional custodians often lack options for physical precious metals.

Why Transfer or Rollover to Buy Gold

Learn about fees associated with a Precious Metals IRA, covering account opening, maintenance, storage, and potential transaction fees.

Understanding Precious Metals IRA Fees

Understand why Precious Metals IRA fees tend to be higher. Unlike traditional custodians, self-directed IRA custodians don't profit from assets held.

Why Higher Fees for Precious Metals IRA

Explore the tax benefits of Precious Metals IRA fees. Setup and annual fees are eligible for tax deductions as allowable expenses.

Tax Deductibility of Precious Metals IRA Fees

Differentiate between IRA transfer and rollover. Transfers move funds directly between custodians, while rollovers involve distributing funds to the account holder.

IRA Transfer vs. Rollover

Learn about funding flexibility. You can use IRA assets or pay fees directly. Contributions can be made through transfers or rollovers from other accounts.

Funding Options for Precious Metals IRA

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Discover the broader scope of Precious Metals IRA. It includes silver, platinum, palladium, and the ability to diversify holdings within the IRA.