Question about tax liens and IRA - Posted by Mike Ordway
Posted by Mike Ordway on February 09, 2002 at 13:32:06:
Hello, my name is Mike and I’m an 19-year old and I’m trying to learn about investing right now. I have a question.
I’ve heard that it’s possible to use IRA money to invest in tax liens. The question I have is this: if I invest the interest I receive from tax lien-invested IRA money will the interest be exempt from capital gains taxes? That is, if I received 15% interest from a tax lien purchased using IRA money (which itself is exempt from capital gains, I believe), and I decide to invest that 15% in another tax lien that will give me 16% interest, then will I have to pay capital gains on the 16% interest I receive?
If anybody can help me out here, I’d greatly appreciate it.