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Your employee contribution limit for 2019 is $19,000. This combines your tax deferred 401(k) and your Roth 401(k), i.e. it could be $10,000 tax deferred and $9,000 Roth.

Any match or other employer contributions are in addition to the employee contribution limits.



And any employer contributions will be made to the regular 401k, not Roth.

One way to think about balancing the Roth/regular portions is to look at your anticipated marginal tax rate. If you were in the 12% bracket and had another $5000 of income to go before hitting the 22% bracket, then put $5K more towards the Roth part and pay taxes at 12% now to avoid ??% later. Some people will also rather pay 22% now to avoid ??% later, because they believe that it'll all be higher later.
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