Author Topic: Roth IRA Distribution from Roth 401k rollover  (Read 784 times)


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Roth IRA Distribution from Roth 401k rollover
« on: April 26, 2019, 06:00:55 AM »
I rolled money into my Roth IRA from my work Roth 401k. I rolled only the Roth contributions I made into my Roth IRA and any employer contributions and gains were rolled into my new work 401k. Is the money I rolled over into my Roth IRA treated as just a normal contribution? Curious if that money is eligible to be taken out without penalty or not? The Roth was started only 3 years ago if that matters...


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Re: Roth IRA Distribution from Roth 401k rollover
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 10:15:43 AM »

Original reply:
So you only rolled your Roth 401k contributions into a Roth IRA? As long as the rollover doesn't include earnings, you should be able to withdraw your contributions from the Roth IRA anytime without penalty. The 5-year rule only applies to distributions of earnings, I believe.

This thread ( indicates that I am wrong. It looks like the 5-year rule applies to any Roth IRA conversion, even if it is post-tax money from a Roth 401k.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2019, 11:55:16 AM by wbarnett »