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Subject:  Re: Beginning Retirement Investing Date:  2/26/2013  8:53 PM
Author:  JAFO31 Number:  71452 of 78166

2Bprepared: "Where could I go about finding out how to put real-estate into a ROTH?"

Contributions can only be in the form of cash, so you cannot put real estate directly into your IRA. Funds from a self-directed IRA can be used to purchase real estate, but there are a host of limitations and potential for significant tax expenses and penalties.

Google will be your friend, but from my notes (and I am not vouching for any of hte foregoing):

One formidable roadblock that adventuresome investors can smack into is something called a prohibited transaction, which the IRS considers to be any improper use of an IRA by the owner or other so-called disqualified persons, which include spouses, parents and children.

While you can make yearly contributions to an IRA, you can't contribute sweat equity to the property.