Investors Should Exercise Caution Investing in IRA Home Storage

IRA DollarSome precious-metals bullion dealers recently have been advertising “home storage” as a legal and beneficial option for storing bullion that may be invested in an individual retirement account (IRA).

The “home storage” concept may conflict with the laws that allow for tax-advantaged IRA investments.

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has produced a white paper which explains why the “home storage” concept may conflict with the laws that allow for tax-advantaged IRA investments. The purpose of the paper is to try and make it as simple as possible to understand.

The paper has been released to ICTA members to aid them in understanding how the Internal Revenue Code §408 applies to individual retirement accounts. To access the white paper, ICTA members click here, log in, and select Miscellaneous > IRA Home Storage.

ICTA is also making the paper available to non-members. For information to obtain the white paper, click here.