Transferring IRA money back into TSP


Q. I withdrew the bulk of my Thrift Savings Plan account a couple of years ago and rolled it over to an IRA, thinking I could get better earnings on my investment. It has not worked out that way. Can I put this money back into my TSP account? I have not yet retired and am still contributing 5 percent of my earnings to my TSP.

A. As long as the IRA contains only untaxed money, you can and should transfer the money back into the TSP. Use Form TSP-60 to do this.


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