Author Topic: 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits  (Read 309 times)

wklambert

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401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits
« on: February 04, 2020, 12:55:38 PM »
I've never had to worry about this before, but now that I am looking at maxing my 401(k) (Traditional and Roth) and IRA (Traditional or Roth), am I understanding that the contribution limits of $19.5k for 401(k) and $6.5k for IRA, are combined? i.e. I can contribute whatever % of funds to either Roth or Traditional, as long as both add up to 19.5k or 6.5k, respectfully? IOW, I cannot contribute $19.5k each, to a Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) in the same year, is this correct?

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Re: 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 01:00:55 PM »
I've never had to worry about this before, but now that I am looking at maxing my 401(k) (Traditional and Roth) and IRA (Traditional or Roth), am I understanding that the contribution limits of $19.5k for 401(k) and $6.5k for IRA, are combined? i.e. I can contribute whatever % of funds to either Roth or Traditional, as long as both add up to 19.5k or 6.5k, respectfully? IOW, I cannot contribute $19.5k each, to a Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) in the same year, is this correct?

Correct.

(Roth 401k) + (Traditional 401k) = 19.5k in 2020

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(Roth IRA) + (Traditional IRA) = 6k (not 6.5k) in 2020

wklambert

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Re: 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 01:40:19 PM »
Thanks much. Got a little optimistic on the IRA deductions, but the point is still the same. Appreciate the info!