Q. I’m a Department of the Army civilian employee in FERS. I understand that I can defer taking my TSP required minimum distribution, or RMD, at 70½ if I’m still working, but what about a 401(k) I still have at a former, non-federal employer? Do I have to take my RMD from that at 70½?
Q. I am a retired federal employee, receiving my annuity, with a balance still in my TSP account. I am a full-time professor at a university with a Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America contributory plan, in which I am enrolled. I have reached 70 1/2 years of age. TIAA has indicated that if I rollover my TSP into my TIAA retirement account, that I will not have to make required minimum distribution withdrawals from the TSP funds until I stop working. Is this correct? If so, is there a specific IRS regulation that relates to such a transfer…
Q. When I turn 70½ in October 2017, I will still be working. Do I not need to take a 2017 TSP required minimum distribution if I continue to work? If I choose to retire on Dec. 25, 2017, (a nice Christmas present),will I have to take a TSP RMD for 2017?
Q. I am a FERS employee who will reach 70½ in November 2017. I have not separated from federal service and do not intend to do so for a couple of years. Will I have to make catch-up required minimum distributions for the years I worked past 70½. For example, if I retired at age 73, would I be required to consolidate and withdraw three RMDs the year after I retire to make up for the previously deferred RMDs?
Q. I will be 70½ in October 2017, and I understand I will be required to take my first required minimum distribution from my non-TSP IRAs in 2017, or wait until April 2018 and take two RMDs (the one for 2017 and the one for 2018). However, since I am still a federal employee and will remain so until I retire on Jan. 5, 2018, I believe I will not have to take a TSP RMD for 2017, so I will only need to take a single RMD from TSP in 2018. Is that correct?
Q. I am 69 (I will be 70 on July 5, so I will be 70½ on Jan. 5, 2018). I am doing my homework about taking my required minimum distribution amount from my only IRA. If I take the minimum amount next year (2018) and find that later on I need to take a bit more than the required minimum amount, will I be able to change what I elect to take at 70½? Or is that the set amount forever and can’t be changed?
Q. I will be 70½ years old in October 2017. I was planning to take a full withdrawal of my TSP account so I can set up trust funds for my grandchildren. I was told this was a bad idea, due to taxes in Virginia. What do you think? A. The alternative is to leave your TSP in place, make the trusts the beneficiaries of the account and contribute the required minimum distributions to the trusts as they are taken. This will allow you (and your grandchildren) to reap the unique benefits of the TSP for as long as you…
Q. I turned 70 on Sept. 1, 2016. I know that I will have to make a required minimum distribution (RMD) from my TSP account when I turn 70½. I made a partial withdrawal of about $15,000 in 2009. Would this count for an RMD, even though it was 7 years ago?