Transferring TSP funds to Roth account


Q. Can I withdraw part or all of my TSP and put it in the Roth account that I have with my bank? I left the federal government workforce three years ago.

A. You may do this by converting the money and paying the tax, but why would you? Have you compared what your bank will pay you on those funds to what the G Fund pays? Is there a reason to believe that it will be in your best interest to pay the tax now, rather than later?


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