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You make a good point. Where I worked I had both 401K and Roth401K contributions. All of the company match went into the 401K.

All company contributions (match or not) are required by law to be pre-tax. It's only employees who have the option to decide how much pre-tax vs. Roth.

Have you Son ask the HR department how it works at his company.

Yes, the 401(k) plan is required by law to track Roth accounts vs. pre-tax accounts separately. It depends on the plan administrator how detailed they get while you are still working there - some plans just show an overall total, and make it hard to tell which is pre-tax vs. Roth, but others will give you completely different statements. In either case, at a minimum, when you go to move the money out, or withdraw it, you will get details on Roth vs. pre-tax at that time.

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