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I seem to remember reading that in order to qualify for rolling into another employer's 401(k) that the money in the rollover IRA cannot be 'contaminated' with other contributions.

Is this correct, or did I misunderstand?


It was correct until just the last year. It is no longer necessary to avoid "contaminating" your 401k rollover with new contributions. But I also believe that employers need to amend their plans to take advantage of this change in the law. If your new employer's plan isn't amended, you could still have a problem with the rollover.

--Peter
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