Instead, sales of physical gold or silver must be reported on Schedule D of Form 1040 of your tax return. For sales of gold ingots and ingots to be considered declarable, each individual piece of ingots must have a fineness of at least. Similarly, for the sale of silver ingots and cartridges to justify notification, each piece of silver must have a fineness of at least. Bullion dealers are not required to report any bullion purchase transaction that complies with the regulations to any government agency.
Don't fund your precious metals IRA with fractionated gold or silver, as they are also unnecessarily expensive.