A certificate of trust is a document that outlines the "basics" of your 401k trust, including:
Who is the trustee?
When was trust formed?
What state was the trust formed in?
Any specific rules regarding trustee powers and investments
Most bank and investment sponsors don't need the certificate of trust. Simply providing your "Trust Agreement" (found in your Solo 401k plan & trust .zip file) should suffice.
However, certain banks or investment sponsors may require the Certificate of Trust in addition to your Trust Agreement and/or Adoption Agreement.
In this case, you can have your attorney draft a Certificate of Trust for you, or the Solo401k.com team can prepare one for you. Please note there is an administrative fee for our team to create your Certificate of Trust. Please send an email to [email protected] for more details.