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Subject:  Re: ROTH 401K Now Offered Date:  11/3/2013  11:29 AM
Author:  aj485 Number:  73682 of 78165

Another difference is that your 401k will be subject to mandatory withdrawals - about 3 pct per year I believe - when you become 70.5 years old. The Roth does not have mandatory withdrawals. These have tax consequences - the non-Roth withdrawals are taxed at that time.

Sorry - you need to be more specific than just 'Roth' and '401(k)' when talking about RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) at 70 1/2, because Roth 401(k)s DO require RMDs.

Roth IRA - no RMD required, no taxes due on withdrawal (assuming all other rules met)
Roth 401(k) - RMD required at 70 1/2, no taxes due on withdrawal (assuming all other rules met)
Traditional IRA - RMD required at 70 1/2, taxed at your marginal rate
Traditional 401(k) - RMD required at 70 1/2, taxed at your marginal rate