Ask Ed Slott: Your IRA Expert

I turned 70 1/2 this year and I am retiring before the end of the year. I understand I need to take my RMD from my 401(k) before I can transfer it to an IRA. I have before-tax and after-tax money in my 401(k). If I move it to an IRA, can the after-tax money be moved to a Roth IRA instead of receiving a check for that amount? Thank you.

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