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Author: DeltaOne81 Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121144  
Subject: Re: Maximizing my 401K Date: 12/10/2005 2:36 AM
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Um, the 401K contribution is not a percentage of gross pay, but of net pay. So your withholdings have nothing to do with how much get in your 401K. However, you can up your 401k contributions, and up your deductions, in order to keep you takehome pay roughly the same. This would send the money to your 401k and decrease the refund, thereby accomplishing what you were probably trying to say.

But you can of course up your 401K contribution without changing the deduction too.
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