Tracking a 401K investment

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Tue Dec 15 11:56:55 EST 2015

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM, jmk <jmk at> wrote:

> I have been tracking my 401k in GnuCash along with everything else and
> recording income from dividends as "Income:Dividends".
> If I'm reading you correctly you are suggesting tracking this in a
> separate set of books because it will show up as income on my income
> statement for the end of the year, however you aren't actually taxed on
> this income until you retire and make withdrawals.  I wonder if there is
> a way to do this (recording the dividend income as something else?) and
> still keep only one set of books.

How about a separate account called "Income:401K Dividends" ?

When you (or your CPA) is preparing your return, you (or she) will know to
exclude that line from any of the income tax categories.

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