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CSRS - FERS - Thrift Savings - FEHB - FEGLI
OPM Releases Updated Handbook on Federal Employee Leave
April 21, 2015
OPM's handbook contains guidance to federal agencies on advanced sick and annual leave policies . . . more
FERS & CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Maintaining A Benefit
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
For federal and postal employees who seek to file for federal disability retirement benefits, the full comprehension of a daunting administrative process should be entered into with open eyes . . . more
How TSP Withdrawals Are Taxed
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the tax consequences TSP participants should consider before making withdrawals . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Option: Life Annuity
A life annuity is one of your options for withdrawing your TSP account after you separate from federal service. If you want a guaranteed stream of payments for as long as you (or your joint annuitant) are alive, an annuity may be the right choice . . . more
Ways to Pay Your Federal Income Tax Liability
April 13, 2015
If you owe federal tax, the IRS offers many convenient ways to pay . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: April 2, 2015
View the latest Thrift Savings Plan returns . . . more
TSP Rollovers and Transfers: How, When, and Why (or Why Not!)
March 30, 2015
Kevin Laird from Thrift Savings Plan explains how to transfer money into and out of the TSP, and discusses the factors that participants should consider before deciding to move their retirement savings . . . more
Some Federal Employees and Annuitants Have Until April 1 to Make Their First Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses some exceptions to RMDs and the most common mistakes . . . more
Bipartisan Bill Would Stop Bonuses for Some Federal Employees
March 18, 2015
If passed, bonus pay would be prohibited for federal employees who have conduct problems or haven't paid taxes . . . more
Additional Medicare Tax: Here's What You Need to Know
Some taxpayers may be liable for an additional Medicare tax if your income exceeds certain limits . . . more
Over One Million Americans Are Due Refunds on 2011 Federal Tax Returns
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal income tax refunds totaling $1 billion are owed to an estimated 1.1 million Americans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2011 . . . more
Proposed Bill Would Change "High-3" Average Salary to "High-5" in Federal Pension Calculation
March 10, 2015
If passed, the bill would adjust the calculation of retirement annuities from the current high-three average salary of a civilian employee to a high-five calculation . . . more
How the Federal Government Taxes Civil Service Retirement Benefits (Part II) - Survivor Benefits
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses how federal income tax rules apply to the survivors of deceased CSRS and FERS employees . . . more
Social Security Benefits and Your Taxes
February 24, 2015
Determine whether or not you need to pay taxes on your benefits, and the best way to file your tax return . . . more
Adjusting TSP Contributions Due to Extra Pay Date in 2015
February 23, 2015
Some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015 . . . more
Social Security Announces New Online Service for Replacement SSA-1099s
February 20, 2014
Social Security beneficiaries are now able to quickly and easily obtain a replacement SSA-1099 from the agency's website with a my Social Security account . . . more
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Recent Articles & Resources
 OPM Releases Updated Handbook on Federal Employee Leave
 FERS & CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Maintaining A Benefit
 How TSP Withdrawals Are Taxed
 Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Option: Life Annuity
 Ways to Pay Your Federal Income Tax Liability