Account Details Editing

I have added investment accounts via the automatic download process. Is it possible to go back and change account ownership & make some of them "Roth" IRAs? Do I have to go back and manually add these accounts and then delete the original ones?

Thanks

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  • Frankx
    Frankx SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @PERSUASION-STX

    When you add investment accounts to Quicken you are asked to enter certain data that can easily be changed without affecting the account or how it works.  These data are things such as "Account Name", "Description", "Contact Name", etc.  Those items (as well as some others) may be changed any time by going to the "Account Details" > "General" and "Display Options" Tabs.

    However, regarding the "make some of them "Roth" IRAs" part of your question - you cannot change the account type of an IRA from a regular IRA to a Roth IRA.  For those, you will need to setup new accounts in Quicken and then delete the old accounts (this assumes these are not "conversions" of regular IRA's to Roth IRA's).

    Let me know if you have any followups.

    Frankx

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  • Chris_QPW
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    edited February 17 Answer ✓
    Frankx said:
    However, regarding the "make some of them "Roth" IRAs" part of your question - you cannot change the account type of an IRA from a regular IRA to a Roth IRA.
    They changed this recently; you can change the type of IRA account now.

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  • Chris_QPW
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    edited February 17 Answer ✓
    Hmmm.  I see this is also about the ownership.  There doesn't seem to be a way to change that.

    I'm not sure where that is even used.  I thought it might be in the Lifetime Planner, but in there you can switch between spouses for any given IRA account.

    EDIT the Account Holder is shown in 401K accounts and can't be changed.
    And I think the other place the account holder would come up is in the Tax Planner.
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  • Frankx
    Frankx SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @PERSUASION-STX

    When you add investment accounts to Quicken you are asked to enter certain data that can easily be changed without affecting the account or how it works.  These data are things such as "Account Name", "Description", "Contact Name", etc.  Those items (as well as some others) may be changed any time by going to the "Account Details" > "General" and "Display Options" Tabs.

    However, regarding the "make some of them "Roth" IRAs" part of your question - you cannot change the account type of an IRA from a regular IRA to a Roth IRA.  For those, you will need to setup new accounts in Quicken and then delete the old accounts (this assumes these are not "conversions" of regular IRA's to Roth IRA's).

    Let me know if you have any followups.

    Frankx

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17 Answer ✓
    Frankx said:
    However, regarding the "make some of them "Roth" IRAs" part of your question - you cannot change the account type of an IRA from a regular IRA to a Roth IRA.
    They changed this recently; you can change the type of IRA account now.

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17 Answer ✓
    Hmmm.  I see this is also about the ownership.  There doesn't seem to be a way to change that.

    I'm not sure where that is even used.  I thought it might be in the Lifetime Planner, but in there you can switch between spouses for any given IRA account.

    EDIT the Account Holder is shown in 401K accounts and can't be changed.
    And I think the other place the account holder would come up is in the Tax Planner.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • Thank you both for the input. Long time user (1986) creating a new file from scratch.
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