Transferring monies between IRA, TSP, Roth IRA and Roth TSP


Q. Is it possible to do the following: transfer traditional money to an IRA from the TSP and then convert it to Roth IRA and then transfer it back to TSP as Roth TSP?

A. No, because it’s not possible to transfer Roth IRA money into the TSP.


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