Beneficiary IRA account


Q. My mother recently passed away and left me $30,000 from her traditional IRA. Can I transfer this to my TSP? Would there be any penalties or tax hits?

A. Special distributions rules apply to a Beneficiary IRA account, and it is not eligible to be transferred into your TSP account.


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