What Documents Does Directed IRA Accept for Fair Market Valuations on Taxable Events?

Asset Documents Accepted
Real Estate Real estate appraisal completed in the last 3 months.
Promissory Note

Value of a note can be reported by calculating the principal due plus any accrued and unpaid interest. This is the valuation method used for calculating the value of a note for estate tax purposes.

For notes in default, a third-party opinion as to value is typically required in order for the note to be written-down below face value.

Precious Metals

For bullion, use the spot value of the metal in question times the ounces owned. Spot value is widely reported on a daily basis on financial sites.

For acceptable coins, use market data for the coin in question via the Grey Sheets available at www.bullionvalues.com.

LLC, LP, or Private Company Interest

Obtain a third party-opinion of value of the LLC interest of all the assets the company owns. The opinion should rely on IRS Revenue Ruling 59-60. For asset holding companies, the valuation should focus on the value of the assets. For operating companies, the valuation should focus on earnings.