Does TSP annuity count as required minimum distribution?

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I turned 70 1/2 this year. If I convert my TSP balance to an annuity before the end of the year, does that satisfy the RMD requirement, or must I Take the RMD and start the annuity for next year?

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Asked on July 31, 2018 4:26 pm
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You can start the annuity this year. If you purchase the annuity prior to the day you reach 70 1/2, you will not need to take a required minimum distribution. If, however, you are 70 1/2 or older when you purchase the annuity, you will need to take your required minimum distribution first.
Here’s a link to an IRS fact sheet on RMDs
https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/plan-participant-employee/retirement-topics-required-minimum-distributions-rmds

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Answered on August 1, 2018 11:55 am
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You can start the annuity this year. If you purchase the annuity prior to the day you reach 70 1/2, you will not need to take a required minimum distribution. If, however, you are 70 1/2 or older when you purchase the annuity, you will need to take your required minimum distribution first.
Here’s a link to an IRS fact sheet on RMDs
https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/plan-participant-employee/retirement-topics-required-minimum-distributions-rmds

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