Rolling a TSP distribution over into a Roth IRA


Q. Can I roll over a Thrift Savings Plan distribution that I received last week to a Roth IRA?

A. Yes, as long as it’s not a required minimum distribution. Your tax preparer is responsible for making sure that you obey the applicable rules, however. Self-preparation of all but the simplest tax return can be hazardous to your financial health.


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