Want to use IRA funds to start a business?

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A lot of people are promoting the idea that you can use IRA or 401k money to start up a new business.

The IRS calls these particular strategies, ROBs “Rollover as Business Startups” and has issued a memo highlighting the various ways the IRS would like to attack these setups.  Here is a link to the memo:  http://iraideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IRS-Robs-Memo.pdf

Also, the IRS is going to host a conference call where they discuss the topic this Friday.  If you read this after Friday, you can go to this website   http://www.irs.gov/retirement/article/0,,id=218995,00.html where they will probably post an audio recording of their view on using IRA money to fund or start a business.   Its probably has the title, “Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions”.

Look before you leap into this strategy.