Author Topic: TSA and IRA  (Read 422 times)


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« on: May 10, 2016, 08:31:19 AM »
Hi everyone,

I have a question, and it may be a dumb one.  I am new to all this, but am very excited to have finally seen the light, and I am trying to learn fast about saving and investing.  I make a living through multiple part-time government jobs.  I contribute to an IRA I have with Vanguard, and additionally, though one of my jobs, I make mandatory contributions to a TSA that is an "Alternative to Social Security."  I will be leaving that job, and I don't really know what I'm supposed to do with the TSA.  I know that once I leave the job, I am allowed to make withdrawals from the account, but I would pay tax on that.  Is it possible to roll it into my IRA, or should I keep it in its current form but transfer it to Vanguard?  If I roll it into my IRA does it count as a contribution?  (It's a small amount, I haven't been at the job long).  Thanks for your help!