Q. I will be 66½ when I retire with 15 years of federal service. How long can I leave my money in TSP until I am forced to take it out? Will I have to pay taxes on it when I am forced to withdraw, and is there a penalty accessed?
A. You must begin taking withdrawals – called Required Minimum Withdrawals – by April 1 of the year following the calendar year in which you reach age 71½. Visit www.tsp.gov for more information.