Can I Roll Over My 401k Into A Roth IRA ?   

    Many people want to know whether they can rollover their 401k into a Roth IRA. The answer to this question is yes. However, to rollover your 401k to a Roth IRA, you first need to have a Roth IRA account.

     Once you have a Roth IRA account, you can rollover the funds from your 401k retirement savings plan.

     The best part is that you can rollover a 401k to a Roth online. This can be done using any reliable online brokerage firm and nearly all firms will not charge a fee for executing the rollover. If an online site wants to charge you a fee for doing the rollover, you would be better off looking for a new one.

     Once you open a Roth IRA account, the rollover will be initiated by your broker. You will have to fill out a form to allow them to start the rollover and you will receive a written confirmation from the brokerage which will state that you have completed the rollover of your 401k to a Roth IRA. This method is called the direct method of rollover.

     There is also the indirect method where you receive a check from your 401k account administrator. This check will come after deduction of 20 percent taxes which your administrator will send to the IRS. What you receive will be 80 percent of the amount in your 401k account and you have 60 days to execute the rollover after receiving the check. The catch here is that you have to rollover the entire 100 percent, which means putting the deducted 20 percent from your pocket. You can get back the 20 percent when you file taxes for that particular year.


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