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A specific retirement plan in US. Related US specific retirement plan tags "Roth IRA" and "401K"

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Roth 401(K) and a traditional IRA

If an individual has net earnings from self-employment of $3000 and he contributes $3000 to a Roth 401(K) can he also contribute to a traditional IRA? That is, does the contribution to the Roth 401(K) ...
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After converting after-tax 401(k) into Roth IRA, can the 401(k) contributions be withdrawn from the IRA without penalties?

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/063015/roth-401k-vs-roth-ira-one-better.asp mentions this upside of Roth IRA regarding pre-retirement withdrawals: A final advantage is greater ...
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If we can go to Europe, Northern Europe, Asia, to establish a corporation and invest in US stocks, then it is like IRA or 401(k)?

Because there are limitations of IRA and 401(k), such as $7000 or some people use somewhat complicated backdoor to do it "legally" have a higher amount, but also subject to penalties if the ...
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Do I need to report contributions to a Solo Roth 401(K) plan every year?

I am self employed. I recently shutdown my individual 401(K) plan at E*Trade. There was also a Roth 401(K) plan also. I am not sure if it is one plan or two. I have been told by somebody at E*Trade ...
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What are the penalties for mistakes in form 5500EZ

I recently shutdown my solo 401K Plan and solo Roth 401K plan. I have filled out form 5500ez but have not yet sent it in to the IRS. I understand there are very serious penalties for filing late. What ...
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Pretax 401k and Roth 401k- additional take home pay not factored in, is it?

All the arguments in favour putting money in the Roth 401K emphasise that the withdrawals are tax free. So if you compare putting the same amount of money during your working career in a trad 401K vs ...
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Should I invest in 401(k) or is it better to invest by yourself in stocks? Or do both?

I'm still learning about investing and want to know if I should invest in 401(k) or is it better to invest by yourself in stocks? Or do both? Can you pick your own stocks with 401(k)?
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Rolling over pre-tax employer contributions into my Roth 401(k)

If I have set my 401(k) up such that my contributions go to my Roth 401(k), my employer's matching contributions are still made pre-tax and go to my "traditional" 401(k). Can I roll these ...
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Solo 401K with a Solo Roth 401K and MEGA Backdoor Roth

In 2020, I have worked as both a sole proprietor / individual contractor with no employees and as a W2 part-time employee. I am 41 yrs old (under 50) and will have multiple streams of income in 2020: ...
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Should I contribute to a 401k pre-tax or Roth after tax if I plan to work for a year and then go back to grad school?

I am completely new to investment for retirement, and just got my first job. My job offers a 401k pre-tax and a Roth after-tax. However I plan return to grad school after one year of working. Is it ...
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CARES Act 401(k) withdrawal

I desperately need access to my money in my Roth 401k at work (according to me). However, my situation does not qualify me to take money out under current CARES Act rules though both the Treasury ...
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Does automatic roth in-plan conversion preclude my ability to mega backdoor roth IRA conversion?

In my 401k plan I have the option to make after-tax contributions (This is different than Traditional/Roth type accounts) Ignoring all gains for simplicity, my 2020 contributions end up like this: I ...
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401(k) which is better, more traditional or less ROTH

My company matches my 401(k) contributions, 4% to my 5%, so I'm contributing at least 5%. So I ran some numbers. If I switch from traditional contributions of 5% to ROTH contributions of 5%, my take-...
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Are funds mixed between 401k and Roth 401k?

If your employer offers a 401k and Roth 401k plan, are these considered two separate accounts? If I want to contribute the maximum funds allowed for 2020 ($19,500) equally between both, does that mean ...
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Untangle post-tax contributions to traditional 401k while staying in a 401k

I know you can untangle post-tax contributions to a traditional 401k by using rollover IRAs, but can you do the same by effecting a 401k transfer? That is, would it be permissible for you to instruct ...
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Rule 55 with a Roth 401k

If I wish to use Rule 55 with a Roth 401(k) and withdraw the entire amount at age 55, would I have to pay tax on the full amount?
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Is it true that when we can contribute $60,000 into pre-tax or after-tax 401(k), it can be all after-tax so we never have to worry about the tax? [duplicate]

Some suggestion is that if we plan to have lower tax bracket when we retire, we can contribute into 401(k) pre-tax instead of after-tax. However, if some people may contribute $60,000 into either pre-...
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Is there a point to contributing to a nondeductible traditional IRA?

I, 24 y/o US citizen employed in the US, make over the 137k cut off for making contributions towards a Roth IRA. As a result, I have considered contributing to a traditional IRA. However, I am not ...
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Income Tax filing of Roth Info

I may have mis added the amount of 401 K I converted to a Roth account on my taxes. Will the IRS catch that? What will be the penalty?
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401K Liquidation

I contributed to a 401(k) for the past three years and due to market volatility there is no gain in my contribution. Its hard earned money. Is it possible to sell all the stocks and bonds contributed?...
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401K Enrollment Benefits

I have enrolled in my 401K plan from 2016 onward. While looing into the investment portal, right now I am having only 68K but I contributed for 69K. Is it still worth in enrolling 401K? If I invested ...
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convert 401k after tax contribution to roth 401k

My company recently introduced a Roth 401K option to the traditional 401k retirement account. I have some existing after-tax contributions (~ $80,000 or so). If I convert this to a Roth 401K, my ...
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Double entry process to record 401k change in value

My Roth 401(k) statement shows the following fields: Payroll Contributions (including employer match) Change in Value Dividends Expenses In double-entry accounting, is the "Change in Value" income ...
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What happens when contributions exceed IRS Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) limit?

IRS has Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) limit of $19,500 for year 2020. What happens if I make more contributions than this limit? Do I need to pay additional tax now? (I am less than 50 years old, ...
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My 401(K) plan and form 5500

I live in the United States and have a small unincorporated business. I have no employees and I am single. I have a 401(K) and a Roth 401(K) through E*Trade. Between the two accounts I have a little ...
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Why should I invest so much in 401(k)?

I am 24 yrs old and am making $60,000/yr while saving ~41% of that. 28% of which is going to my Roth 401(k) and the rest is going into a TD Ameritrade and a small amount into a Robinhood account (both ...
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401k Taxes (USA) — Traditional vs Roth (not IRA)

Good afternoon, Looking for the 401k tax pros out there. I have four primary 401k tax related questions: 1) Income Tax Bracket at Retirement: When retiring and "cashing out" on a trad 401k: I ...
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Can I invest in both SEP IRA and IRA or solo 401(k) if i've worked in W2 for few months and as an independent contractor for the rest of the year?

I worked as a W-2 employee from Jan-Mar and became an independent contractor from Sep this year.My employer did not provide me 401(k) or any benefits. I received around 18K after tax from W2 and I'm ...
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Roll roth 401k into roth ira before withdrawal to avoid fees?

Say I have a Roth 401k and Roth IRA, and the Roth IRA has been open for more than 5 years. Since early withdrawals from Roth 401(k)s are prorated between contributions and investment earnings, a ...
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If you inherit a Roth 401(k), is it taxed?

My understanding is that a Roth IRA can be inherited and the U.S. government doesn't put an inheritance tax on it. Does that also apply to a Roth 401(k)? In other words, if I died, would my children ...
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any danger doing and in-service withdrawal and having it be a direct roll-over?

I'm eligible (old enough) to take an "in-service withdrawal" from my 401K plan (at fidelity). I want to do a "direct-rollover" to Vanguard (my IRA). I spoke to a fidelity csr and they said they would ...
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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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Roth counting toward 401k maximum

Vanguard is showing me that my Roth contributions are counting toward the $19,000 401k maximum. I thought Roth counted towards a separate $6000 maximum. Is my Roth not an IRA?
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Traditional vs Roth 401K [duplicate]

I just found out that the company I work for offers 401K Roth. I am thinking of switching to 401K Roth soon. Right now I only have traditional retirement fund and no Roth. I think I have been ...
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Can I put money in a Roth 403b from my bank account instead of doing a monthly paycheck deduction?

I have a Roth IRA and a Roth 403b through Fidelity. For the IRA, I know I can put money at any time from my bank account into it. However, I don't know how to actually do it for a Roth 403b. Is the ...
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What happens when a Roth 401(k) contribution interferes with payroll taxes?

I tried looking up this up on Google but there were too many irrelevant search results. I also perused through the Roth 401(k) Plan documents but was not able to find a section on this. My salary is ...
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Can Traditional and Roth 401k be withdrawn in a ratio to minimize taxes in retirement?

I've seen posts claiming that if you have a mix of pre-tax and after-tax savings in a 401k, the pre-tax money can be withdrawn up to the threshold of the top of the current 12% tax bracket and after-...
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Accidental trade in Roth IRA

I accidentally made a few trades totaling about $6,000 in my Roth IRA that I intended to make in my taxable account. I realized the mistake when I got a notice from from broker asking me to deposit ...
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What are the advantages of a tax deferred investment account?

So, I suspect I am missing something huge about this. But I notice there is a lot of talk about retirement accounts recently such as 401-Ks and IRAs. I understand these come in two flavors, ...
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Are Governmental Roth 457b Distributions taxed if someone still works for the employer?

If someone has a Roth 457b plan, they're allowed to withdraw all the cash tax-free after they no longer work for the employer (as long as it's a qualified distribution). But if someone Still Works ...
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Post Tax 401k or Taxable Brokerage Account?

I max out my pre-tax 401k, HSA, and do a roth IRA or backdoor Roth IRA. With my additional savings is there any reason i would want to do a post-tax 401k instead of keeping it in a regular taxable ...
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How is a Roth 401(k) split during a divorce, and can a spouse's share be liquidated?

I am in the midst of negotiating a divorce where my spouse would prefer, whenever possible, to get cash instead of a retirement account. I have found many sources online (e.g., this one) stating that ...
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Can you immediately withdraw contributions to a mega backdoor Roth IRA without penalty?

My company allows us to do in-service conversions such that we can use mega backdoor Roth. If I convert my after tax contribution upon every paycheck into a Roth IRA (so this is pure after tax ...
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Merge Roth IRA + Roth 401k

I have a Vanguard Roth IRA that I opened just after graduating with my undergrad. I contributed to it for five years before landing a job at a large multinational. I stopped contributing to the Roth ...
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Why would an employer 401(k) plan prevents Roth assets from being exchanged into the SDBO Self-Directed Brokerage Option (SDBO)?

A Self-Directed Brokerage Option (SDBO) allows 401(k) plan holders to invest their 401(k) money directly into U.S. Equities, ADRs, ETFs, Publicly-traded Limited Partnerships, Publicly-traded REITs, U....
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Why does Vanguard take over one day to convert after-tax 401(k) to 401(k) Roth within one's plan?

Why does Vanguard take over one day to convert after-tax 401(k) to 401(k) Roth within one's plan? Why isn't it faster, or even immediate? For example, if one initiate the conversion on Saturday noon ...
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Should I consolidate my retirement plans if both are performing well?

I worked for a company between 2010-2014, and have an established retirement plan through T. Rowe Price which they matched into. In 2014, I changed jobs and had a new retirement plan opened under ...
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Withdrawing from Roth IRA before age 59

This question is quite similar to this one, which I asked earlier this week. Suppose I have contributed to my Roth IRA plan $5,500 for 5 years for a total of $27,500 of contributions, plus another $...
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Is your future tax bracket the ONLY consideration for Roth vs Traditional 401(k) accounts?

I understand that Roth contributions get taxed on the way in. Income tax now at whatever tax brackets currently apply, no tax to pay when I take distributions at retirement. I understand regular pre-...
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What is the difference between 401k and Roth 401k?

New to the 401k stuff. I just saw Roth 401k; what is the difference from a 401k? I already have a Roth IRA from Fidelity. Is that the same?