What to consider before converting a 401(k) to a Roth

02/24/2013 | Morningstar

A provision in the American Taxpayer Relief Act allows participants in traditional 401(k) plans to convert their assets to a Roth 401(k) while still employed. Such a conversion needs to be considered carefully, especially as IRA conversions may be more attractive -- Roth 401(k)s don't allow for recharacterization, as Roth IRA conversions do. This post lists six questions to ask before proceeding with a 401(k) conversion.

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