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Q. I am retiring at the end of January 2016, and I turn 55 in February 2016. I want to make a partial withdrawal from my TSP, then begin monthly payments in the amount of my choosing, beginning in 2017. What forms do I use for this? Since I am retiring, do I have to wait to be notified by TSP?

Q. I am planning to retire within months of hitting 20 years in the government, which will be in September 2016. I will be 57 years old at that time. I will wait until I’m 60 to take my annuity, so I need to fund my existence out of savings for two years or so. My husband currently collects a military retirement and is a federal employee, too. He will quit when I do and will have about eight or nine years in the government. He will also wait so that his payments aren’t reduced. Our only income for the “gap” will…

Q. I took a partial payment from my TSP recently and 20% was automatically taken for federal taxes. How much do I need to pay for Maryland state taxes?

Q. After 27 years of diligent saving and investing, I’ve accumulated well over $1 million in my regular TSP account. I also have over $70,000 in my Roth TSP account, and that portion is growing quickly. By the time I retire, I expect my Roth TSP balance will account for around 10 percent of my entire TSP account balance. After I retire at the end of 2017 (at age 62) and before I begin collecting Social Security (at age 66 or 70), I want to convert a good portion of my regular TSP account to Roth assets. The problem is,…

Q. I turn 56 in February 2016. I plan to resign from the government, and, then, request and draw my retirement with federal health benefits when I reach my minimum retirement age at age 60. I was reading your post regarding FERS formula and saw this: You would only receive a refund of your retirement contributions if you resigned from the government and asked for one. If you did, you’d cancel all future entitlement to an annuity. I am “NOT” going to request a refund of my retirement contributions, but I am going to resign from the federal government. Will my resignation cancel all…

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