Browsing: RMD

Q. I am aware that I do NOT have to take a RMD from my TSP if I am still working full time as a Fed beyond age 70. My Fed colleague and I would like to “Job Share”, with each of us working twenty hours per week after age 70. Will the IRS let me take only half what my RMD would have been had I retired full time? I don’t need the distribution money and prefer to leave as much as possible in the TSP. 

Q. I have funds in my TSP account, turn 70 ½ in 2015, and have recently been furloughed from federal service but have not resigned or been separated. I am eligible to return in 2015. I understand that if I return to federal service in 2015 without separating, I can resume TSP contributions and do not need to take RMD until I separate. However, I understand that if I am separated from federal service in 2015 and do not choose either an annuity or a monthly distribution plan, I must accept full distribution. In that case, can I call the…

Q. I turned 71 on 3 Feb. 3, 2014. I have not taken anything out of my TSP. I am still working, but not for much longer. Will I have to make two RMDs in 2014? Am I subject to any penalties as I stand now? A. Since you were working, there was no RMD due for 2013. Your first RMD, for 2014, will be due by April 1, 2015. Your second RMD, for 2015, will be due by Dec. 31, 2015. You may take the first RMD, after you retire, in either 2014 or 2015, or split between both. You’ll find more…

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