Here’s my plan to get an extra $5K/yr in I-Bonds.
Assuming I have sufficient FIT withheld and/or prepaid:
In December take $5K from an IRA (I take RMDs) and withhold all of it (99%) for FIT.
Then take the extra $5K FIT refund in an I-Bond instead of cash.
Will it work, is it legal?
Cant you just open up a bunch of single member LLCs and buy $10k of I Bonds in each one of them?
Nahh… For me, I don’t think it’s worth the trouble. But I did find out that a trust can buy them, maybe I’ll get two extra (in Dec/Jan) that way, plus the extra 5K in 2023 as an FIT refund. That’ll be $45K total.