Q. I turned 70 ½ this past April. I want to withdraw the minimum required before the end of this year to avoid getting taxed more next year. How do I request this?
A. You may make your request through www.tsp.gov, or by using either form TSP-70 or form TSP-77 to request a partial lump-sum and/or regular monthly payments. Once you start regular monthly payments, the TSP will make sure that your distribution requirement is met each year.