Q. I am planning on retiring in December, but I will still have outstanding balances owed on my Thrift Savings Plan loans. Will they take that remainder out of my TSP money when I withdraw it?
A. If you retire with an outstanding loan balance, the unpaid balance, plus interest, will be declared a taxable distribution. This money has already been deducted from your TSP balance, so it won’t be available for withdrawal if it has not been repaid.