Real Estate IRA Allowable Activities

Jul 17, 2018

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What activities may the owner of a real estate IRA perform?

Owning real estate in an IRA can be a great way to earn tax-deferred or tax-free money. Many real estate IRA accounts grow very large.

When investing in real estate, IRA investors are allowed to do the following:

Investors are always allowed to perform “administrative” IRA investment functions. Examples of administrative activity:

  • Select the investment property
  • Read and review documents
  • Determine the plan; is this for buying and renting?
  • Is rehab work necessary? What is the extent and type of the work required?
  • Hire people to perform the labor supervising the project
  • Select the tenant
  • Collect rent
  • Track income and cost

In addition, your IRA can partner with other entities (at the beginning of an investment only).  If you, personally, are a partner, benefits must always be “percentage invested = percentage of benefit.” If an IRA invests 42% of the money, for example, your IRA receives 42% of the benefit. Your IRA may partner with another IRA, another individual, or in yourself. 


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