Impact of Amazon 401K test failure for folks who left in 2018
Cross posting to larger audience.
Context: was employed at Amazon for a part of 2018. I had maxed out my 401K contribution in the first 2 months (18.5K). After I left Amazon, I rolled over my Amazon 401K to a ROTH IRA that’s managed outside of Vanguard. I worked for less than 3 service years so I have zero 401K match. Maxed out backdoor ROTH IRA as well (5.5K).
I got an email saying the test failed and they would kick back some part of my share of the contribution for 2018. Vanguard is not able to tell me how much that amount is and since my 401K account has no money in it anymore, no one is sure where they will kick that money back from.
How are other folks who left in 2018 handling this issue? If you left your Amazon 401K untouched, did you already get a disbursement check from Vanguard and for how much? I’ve talked to Vanguard, my financial advisor and a CPA and no one has a clear answer.
Thank you in advance! 🙂 Oh, and TC 300K.