IRA rollover from TSP?


Q. After reviewing the TSP rules, it appears that I can’t transfer (or roll over) my Roth TSP monies into a qualified Roth IRA without a proportional share coming out of my traditional monies. Is this correct? I wanted to leave my traditional monies in my TSP and separate the Roth monies and roll them over into a Roth IRA.

A. Right. Any withdrawal that comes from the TSP is taken from both the Roth and Traditional accounts, proportionately.


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