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Withdrawing from after tax 401k rollovers to Roth IRA

I have after tax contribution. I have setup Roth in plan conversation. If I rollover that money to a Roth IRA, which I can do since it is after-tax money. Do I have to wait for 5 years to withdraw my ...
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Replacing money in Roth IRA after withdrawals?

In a Roth IRA account funded entirely by after-tax 401k rollovers (mega backdoor), is it possible to use the 60 day replacement rule like in this answer assuming only the principal is being taken out ...
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401k rollover being held up by former employer

I was terminated from my job on 5/15/20, on 6/12/20 I initiated a rollover of my 401k from my former employment into another 401k that I have, Principal Financial is the plan administrator, they have ...
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Rollover IRA question [duplicate]

I have a quick question. I had 401K from 2 different past employers - Employer A and Employer B. I opened 2 Rollover IRA accounts - one in Brokerage A and another one in Brokerage B in early 2020. I ...
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From unemployed to self-employed/freelancer, how is my 401K & IRA setup?

Recently lost my job and decided to try out the freelancer route. I am in my early 40s and I expect to make about $150k before tax. I have a few questions about setting up a my 401k and IRA. Already ...
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Where can I transfer rollover IRA funds to without it becoming income?

I'd like to move untaxed investment money to a new institution. Originally, the money was held in a 401k, then moved to a Rollover IRA. My new bank has both "Traditional IRA" and "Roth IRA" products ...
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Can I avoid the penalty if I rollover a SEP IRA to a Roth and then pull out the money?

I have some SEP-IRA money that I am considering rolling over to a Roth IRA. Since Roth contributions can be pulled out without penalty, is it possible to roll over a SEP-IRA to a Roth IRA then ...
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I initiated a 401k rollover to an individual IRA, but plan sponsor didn't execute

I got confirmation of my rollover on the phone but checked back 3 days later and the process had not taken place. I did this with the understanding that my fund holdings would be liquidated and then ...
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Does an in-service rollover of a Roth 401(k) to an existing 15 year old Roth IRA incur any tax?

I have a Roth 401(k) and want to roll it over into my existing 15 year old Roth IRA while still employed. Vanguard is the fiduciary for both. Is any part of this rollover considered taxable? I am ...
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Can you roll a traditional IRA into a 401k and do a Backdoor Roth IRA same year?

The following is a situation a few of my friends are in: Significant assets in traditional IRA Income above Roth IRA limits Their 401k plan allows you to roll regular IRAs into it Now, the prorata ...
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401k rollovers - pros & cons question [duplicate]

I have some 401k money in a former employer plan. It is doing really well, I like their funds and their Financial Engines program. I hesitate to touch it. My new employer has a good plan. The way ...
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Roth IRA Rollover Transferred Twice?

Last week, I initiated a Roth IRA rollover from Brokerage A to Brokerage B. On Friday, the check from Brokerage A was cashed in by Brokerage B, and the funds became available at Brokerage B as of this ...
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In-kind transfer for a traditional 401(k) to IRA rollover

I'm rolling over a 401(k) that is holding only VIVLX, a Vanguard target date fund, to a brokerage. It's not proprietary but it is the institutional class of the fund, so my brokerage minimum for ...
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What is “IRS compliance testing” for terminated 401k plans?

I have a 401k through a previous employer. That employer recently ceased operations, and as part of that, terminated their 401k plan. As such, the employer directed myself and other employees to fill ...
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Is a distribution triggered by writing a check from one IRA account to another

Is a distribution triggered by writing a check from one IRA account to another IRA account? I have checks for a traditional IRA account at bank-A. I opened another traditional IRA account at bank-B ...
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Locked out of my IRA due to incorrect date of birth on account

I had a 401k plan with a company that I left several years ago and since went out of business and so their 401k plan was rolled over into a generic IRA plan. I want to roll the IRA over into the 401k ...
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Is it possible to roll a Roth IRA into a traditional IRA?

I no longer meet the requirements to deposit into my Roth IRA. There's not a huge amount of money in it. Rather than have this relatively small account laying around, requiring periodic monitoring ...
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401(k) seems to be in 'limbo'?

I have worked for a large multinational in the US for many years and whilst working with them, I have built up a sum of money in a 401(k) with Fidelity. However, about 2 years ago, my division within ...
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Rollover different from distribution

Can your rollover deposit be different than what you took out? To keep the numbers simple, say I withdrew $25k from a Roth IRA and then at the end of the 60 days deposited back into the account $20k....
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IRA Rollover Past 60 Days Because of Bank Mistake

I took out a 60 day rollover for a Roth IRA. About 50 days in I went into the bank and asked them to deposit the money back into the account. The bank ended up depositing the funds into the wrong ...
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What are the limitations on rollovers to an IRA?

My friend wants to consolidate his various retirement account accumulated over the past 20-30 years to make it easier to manage/track his retirement savings. He doesn't recall immediately all the ...
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What is a roll-over to a Roth account?

I don't qualify for contributing directly to Roth accounts. I keep hearing about roll-overs but I don't understand how roll-overs interact with my current accounts. Do I pay taxes on my money (or ...
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401k Rollover with TSP

I have been researching what do with a an old 401k and there is a lot of information on the pros and cons of rolling it over into a new 401k plan versus an IRA. I also have a TSP account with a small ...
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Are most 401k providers comparable? [duplicate]

I will be needing to decide if I should roll my 401k from a previous job into the 401k at my current job. Are some companies which the employer has a 401k through much less appealing than others, or ...
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My 401k failed the nondiscrimination test — how to avoid taxable distribution?

As in this question, and this question, my ex-company's 401(k) failed the nondiscrimination test. I've recently received a letter from the company's HR to the effect that I will receive a corrective ...
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Old Employers 401k Automatically Rolled to IRA?

I switched jobs about 7 months ago and am afraid I put the rollover steps off for too long. I checked my old employers 401k website to see that my 401k account now shows $0.00, and does not show the ...
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I have a traditional IRA. Can I rollover my 401k into that account or do I need to make a new rollover-traditional-ira?

Basically that. I have a traditional IRA and have been contributing 5500 a year. I need to rollover a couple 401ks from previous jobs, can I move them to the same account? Or do I need to open a ...
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Is there a tax penalty for rollover from Thrift Savings Plan(TSP) to 457(b)?

I have non-roth funds in the TSP and have separated from the military. I'd like to move this to a public employee sponsered 457(b) so I can begin contributing again. Are there any IRS tax penalties (...
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IRA rolled over mistakenly to 401k

In a previous tax year I rolled over some money from a former employer's traditional IRA (TD Ameritrade) to a non-Roth 401k plan (Milliman). I didn't report this on my federal tax return at all ...
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How can I roll-over a 401(k) to a different person?

I have a friend who wants to roll-over their 401(k) after recently leaving their employer to an IRA or 529 plan for her grandkids (in their name, or their parents' name) instead of into an IRA in her ...
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Prevented from Rolling Over 401k Due to Company Audit - Legal?

A few months back, the startup my wife works for was bought out by a big company. Everyone was thrilled, of course, and it was a great moment for the whole team. Soon after the logistics of the ...
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Help me understand this sentence on a 401(k) distribution / rollover form

In February I changed jobs. My former job provided a 401(k), and my new job also provides a 401(k). I am filling out the forms to do a direct rollover from one to the other, for the full amount. The ...
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I have $3500 in Rollover IRA. Should I withdraw it early and pay off my credit card debt?

I have been investing a healthy amount in my current 401k with no plan to withdraw it early. I have $3,500 in a rollover IRA which has been sitting in there for about 4 years and I have done nothing ...
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What's the rationale behind the IRA One-Rollover-Per-Year Rule?

What's the rationale behind the IRA One-Rollover-Per-Year Rule (mirror) in the United States, which was introduced in 2015? I cannot think of any reason to limit the number of IRA rollovers to a ...
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What to do with my previous jobs' 401ks? Advice for someone in his 20's [duplicate]

I'm 26 and became self-employed. I have been wondering what to do with my previous 401ks. Any help is appreciated. Currently I have: -$3.5k in a 401k (Ubiquity) from the company I just stopped ...
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401K Withdrawal for a home purchase , Reverse Rollover possible?

I know it's not the best plan. I don't have many choices. Due to a buyer's contract falling through I am not able to carry equity over for a 20% down payment on our new home. In order to complete the ...
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Backdoor Roth Conversions with 401K Rollovers

In a related question to this one, I currently participate in backdoor Roth conversions (i.e., I contribute $5,500 annually to a Traditional IRA, then convert it to my Roth IRA prior to investing it ...
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Is it advisable to rollover multiple 401k accounts? [duplicate]

I left my fulltime job mid 2017. I am not earning since then (no pay roll being generated). Since many years I have changed many jobs. Each job had a 401k plan which I maxed out every year. So I have ...
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If I rollover a 401(k) to Roth IRA can I make investments and still withdraw them?

I am a grad student in the US. As an undergrad I managed to save about $20,000, I have no debt, and I have a 401(k) with about $12,000 to which I am no longer making contributions. I am breaking even ...
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What to do when institution incorrectly reports 401(k) to IRA rollover as a contribution?

I left a job last fall and rolled over the money from my 401(k) into an IRA I have at my bank, via a check from the 401(k) provider made out to my bank, FBO me. A few weeks ago I got a semi-annual ...
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401K Rollover for small amount

Earlier in the year (07/03/217) I closed out an "old" employer sponsored 401K by rolling over to an existing personal Rollover IRA ($12,619.90). Now, on 12/07/2017, there was a "contribution" (or ...
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Can I rollover a traditional IRA into a self-employed 401k if the self-employed business had no income this year?

I have a self-employed 401k, and I want to rollover a traditional IRA into it. My self-employed business has no income this year, and I'm wondering if the rollover is allowed without tax penalties.
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Is an account transfer fee paid for transferring a Roth 401(k) to a Roth IRA tax-deductible?

I rolled over a Roth 401(k) to a Roth IRA and was charged a fee by the outgoing financial institution. This fee was paid from the account balance. Is this fee deductible as an investment expense? If ...
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In a 457b to Roth IRA rollover, is the 457b income counted as income for IRA contribution limits?

I would like to roll over my wife's 457b retirement account into her Roth IRA in 2017. I understand that the amount in the 457b will be taxed, but does it also count as income that affects the ...
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Roth (earnings) and Rollover distributions for first-time home purchase

I would like to withdraw money from both a Roth IRA and a Rollover IRA to help with a first-time home purchase. I have never withdrawn money for this purpose before. I have $5,500 in a Roth IRA that ...
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Opening an IRA and Minimum Initial Purchase Amounts

The Vanguard website lists the mutual funds in which one can invest when opening an IRA. Some of those funds have minimum investment amounts of $10,000. Since the annual IRA contribution limits are $...
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Previous employer has not rolled over my 401k yet

I left a company over 10 months ago and they still haven't rolled over my 401k yet. Is there anything I can do?
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Why do I need a rollover IRA?

I've seen from this site that 401(k) rollovers don't count against the yearly IRA contribution. I've also seen many resources saying that I should open a "rollover IRA" account, to transfer my old ...
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Roll-over my old 401k from Fidelity to Vanguard

I have a 401k (both traditional and roth) at Fidelity and recently tried a roll-over from the Fidelity 401k to Vanguard IRA (Rollover IRA and Roth IRA). When I called Fidelity to request a roll-over ...
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Why does it look like my 401k loan default was not paid by my 401k account balance?

I recently separated from my employer and I had ~$80k account balance and a ~$10k loan. I did a rollover to my new employer at a cost of $60 due to the prior 401k holder. ~$71k made it to the new ...