"Should I contribute to my Roth 401(k)?"

Roth 401(k)s have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional 401(k)s, allowing participants to make after-tax salary deferrals to their employer plans. Many clients may have the opportunity to contribute to a designated Roth account in their 401(k) but are uncertain about the best savings strategy for their personal circumstances.

This flowchart helps you guide your clients through a series of considerations that will inform their decision whether to contribute to a Roth 401(k), and covers:

  • Future tax rate expectations

  • Roth IRA eligibility

  • Employer matching considerations

  • RMDs and future rollover options

  • Additional savings opportunities through backdoor Roth contributions

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