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CSRS - FERS - Thrift Savings - FEHB - FEGLI
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
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: March 3, 2015
View the latest Thrift Savings Plan returns . . . 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
Ten Tax Facts You Should Know about Capital Gains and Losses
February 19, 2014
Here are 10 facts from the IRS that you should know about when you sell a capital asset . . . more
How the Federal Government Taxes Civil Service Retirement Benefits (Part I) - CSRS and FERS Annuities
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses how the federal income tax rules apply to Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employment Retirement System (FERS) annuities received by federal annuitants . . . more
Myth Busters: What Happens to Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) When You Retire?
February 10, 2015
OPM recently put together several videos answering FAQs on what happens to FEGLI coverage at retirement . . . more
Lawmaker Wants to Stop Increased Pension Contributions
February 8, 2014
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) reintroduced The Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act to repeal the increased contributions of federal employees to their retirement pensions . . . more
Some Taxpayers Will Use New Information Statement to Claim Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, you'll get Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement . . . more
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Recent Articles & Resources
 TSP Rollovers and Transfers: How, When, and Why (or Why Not!)
 Some Federal Employees and Annuitants Have Until April 1 to Make Their First Required Minimum Distri
 Bipartisan Bill Would Stop Bonuses for Some Federal Employees
 Additional Medicare Tax: Here's What You Need to Know
 Over One Million Americans Are Due Refunds on 2011 Federal Tax Returns