RMD from TSP


Q. I retired in 2014 with an annuity and fixed monthly payments, which began in mid-2014. I will be 70 in March 2017. If I do nothing, will the TSP automatically make a withdrawal and send me a check (or electronic deposit) made up of the difference between my annual withdrawal and the RMD? The difference should be about $1,000 for the year.

A. Yes. Once you have requested monthly payments, the TSP will automatically issue a distribution, at the end of the year, to make sure that you meet the RMD each year.


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Mike Miles is a Certified Financial Planner licensee and principal adviser for Variplan LLC, an independent fiduciary in Vienna, Virginia. Email your financial questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com and view his blog at money.federaltimes.com.

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