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Silver IRA FAQ

Investing in silver has never been easier. First, you set up your new silver IRA account by filling out a simple application. It only takes 10 minutes, and you’ll have a dedicated Gold Alliance IRA expert on hand to help you throughout.

We’ll then ask that you send the application back to our office either via mail, email or fax. Once we receive it, we’ll have your account set up and ready to fund within 24 hours.

Finally, Gold Alliance will contact your current IRA custodian and organize the tax-free rollover or transfer of your retirement funds to your new IRA account. Once your account is set up, transferring your funds to your new silver IRA account will take a maximum of 5 business days, and once the funds have been wired over to your new account, you’re good to go with investing in precious metals! Then, it’s time to select the right precious metals for your account perfectly fit for your portfolio.

It actually couldn’t be simpler! All we need from you is your basic contact information and the contact information of a beneficiary you want listed on your account.
We’ll then wait for you to return your application via fax, mail or email – whatever’s best for you. And we use DocuSign to secure electronic signatures, meaning you don’t have to print anything. If you have a problem at any stage, there’s always a Gold Alliance IRA specialist on hand.
When it comes to assets, we believe you can only trust what you can hold. When investing in silver with Gold Alliance, you’ll be the proud owner of physical precious metals, under your name and your complete control. They’ll be securely stored at a state-of-the-art, IRS-approved and – most importantly – fully-insured private depository outside of the banking system, which eliminates the risk of bank bankruptcy or bank or government confiscation. This will permit access to your precious metals in the event of a temporary bank closure. The storage certificates and ownership is all yours.

Unless you instruct us otherwise, we ship all metals you own directly to the Brink’s depository vault near Salt Lake City, UT. This IRS approved depository has been protecting valuables since 1859, and handles billions of dollars worth of transactions on a daily basis.

Brink’s also boasts a fully comprehensive insurance policy underwritten by one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious insurance providers, Lloyds of London. So you can be sure of unparalleled safety and security of your precious metals.

Everything stored in – or shipped from – the Brink’s Depository is 100% insured for its full value. In addition, the full insurance policy underwritten by Lloyds of London protects the value of your assets from all causes of physical loss or damage, including Acts of God – such as fires, floods, earthquakes, etc.

You have two tax-free and penalty-free options: the direct trustee-to-trustee funds transfer or the 60-day rollover. A. Through the trustee-to-trustee transfer, your retirement funds move directly from your current IRA provider to your new precious metals IRA provider.

B. If you go with the 60-day rollover method, you’ll receive a mailed check to your home address from your current IRA account provider. All you have to do is then mail that check to your new precious metals IRA custodian to be deposited. Do this within 60 days and you won’t incur any taxes or penalties.

If this process appears complicated (and concerning because it relates to your retirement savings!) don’t worry. With your consent, we’ll assign you a dedicated Gold Alliance IRA team member to assist you in choosing the right IRA custodian for you. And that’s not all. They’ll also fill out all the paperwork and make all the necessary calls, so you can reap all the benefits without any of the hassle.

As long as you follow the procedures correctly, you won’t pay any taxes or penalties. And by working with one of our dedicated Gold Alliance team members, you can be sure your money will be rolled over efficiently, smoothly and safely with no penalties or tax consequences.
Only qualified retirement accounts can rollover into a precious metals IRA. These include: 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) Roth, SEP or a SIMPLE IRA, Pension plans or Thrift Savings accounts. To find out which eligible accounts you have and go through your next steps, contact a member of our team on 888-567-6689.
Your new precious metals IRA will be up and running within one business day. For transfers, the time varies depending on your current IRA custodian. On average, transfers are completed within 5 business days.

A precious metals IRA costs $160 per year. This payment covers the cost of storage, full insurance, quarterly financial statements and 24/7 access to view your online account.

This works out much better than what you pay for 401(k)s and traditional IRAs, where administration, individual service and investment fees are often hidden. With their transparent fee schedule, self-directed precious metals IRAs will give you absolute control over your assets without any extra hidden costs.

You can do this either online or by receiving quarterly statements through the mail. If you want to track your portfolio’s performance online, we can set you up with a precious metals IRA custodian. They will provide you with round the clock access. It’s secure and easy to navigate, making it hassle free to see how your precious metals are performing.

The process is simple, straightforward and speedy. Call a Gold Alliance IRA team member to let them know whether you want to receive physical metals shipped to your door or cash.

We’ll then arrange either for your metals to be safely shipped from Brink’s depository, or liquidated into cash for you. You’ll receive the funds in your chosen account or as a mailed check, it’s your choice! And the whole process takes only one day.

Absolutely! We can transfer any annual contributions you’re still making to your retirement account over to your precious metals IRA on whatever recurring schedule you like. You can then either keep them there earning low rates of interest in a cash position, or you can keep investing in more precious metals.
The provider of your current IRA will have you only invested in stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds and other investment vehicles that can be managed electronically. Either because they’re unable to (or because they want to make life easier) they won’t have invested in physical assets as well. That option is only open to those who’ve opened a “Self-Directed IRA”. By opening one of these versatile IRAs through Gold Alliance, you’ll have the option to invest in physical precious metals.

As long as you work with a reputable gold dealer, you don’t need to worry about buying counterfeit products. That being said, you can never be too careful with your retirement money. And sometimes peace of mind is worth the price.

All mints keep a record of coins they produce, so you can track the origin of your coins. Alternatively, we can recommend – or you can look up a coin expert (“numismatist”) who’ll inspect the coins for you, or you can do it yourself by using an acid testing kit. As the owner of your precious metals, you’re free to go directly to the depository which holds your coins whenever you like. They belong to you and are under your name.

Because Gold Alliance isn’t an investment company, we’re not regulated as one. In fact, we’re not a financial institution of any kind. Our activity consists only of buying, selling, and shipping precious metals for our clients – or on behalf of their IRA accounts. We execute all buying, selling and other operations in strict accordance of our clients’ orders.

Our clients maintain exclusive ownership over all of what we buy for them, whether if they physically receive their purchases, or when they are shipped to a secure depository of their choice – and so their precious metals are never owned by us or recorded on our balance sheets.