Add support for Roth 401(k)s

Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
The Roth option for 401(k) accounts has been available since 2001. As of 2020, over 86 % of employers' 401(k) accounts offer a Roth option and over 26% of workers use it. (1) Quicken currently has no support for Roth 401(k)s.

The ability to distinguish between traditional and Roth contributions and balances is important to users because it has significant tax implications, both during the contribution phase and for retirement planning.

Often plan sponsors track the Roth contributions, holdings, and balances as part of a single employee account, and this is the only account that downloads into Quicken.

The contribution issues are not difficult to work around, and this Idea
covers suggested improvements in this area. 

Adding the ability to track and report on 401(k) holdings split between traditional and Roth is the subject of this Idea.

Quicken currently supports downloading of "Cash Source" data for 401(k) transactions, and if the sponsor supports it, this information is displayed in the transaction entry window. Unfortunately "Roth" is apparently not one of the supported cash sources, and there is no report that breaks out an account's holdings by Cash Source. 

Of course if separate Roth and Traditional balances were available in Quicken, it would be very useful for this information to feed the Lifetime Planner.  

Please add full support for Roth 401(k)s to Quicken.

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  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Got my vote.
    (QW Premier Subscription: R37.66 on Windows 10)
  • sterling
    sterling Member
    excellent summary of the problem...none of the work-arounds on this forum are viable for the average user.
  • mikek753b
    mikek753b Member ✭✭
    yes, I need this badly, please
    I've asked for this for a long time
    Best Regards