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Hrblock free Publication 721 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Hrblock free Tax questions. Hrblock free Useful Items - You may want to see: Reminders Future developments. Hrblock free  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 721, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Hrblock free IRS. Hrblock free gov/pub721. Hrblock free Phased retirement. Hrblock free   The new phased retirement program was signed into law by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and will be available for retirement eligible individuals once the regulations for this program are effective. Hrblock free This new program will allow eligible employees to begin receiving annuity payments while working part-time. Hrblock free For more information, go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at www. Hrblock free opm. Hrblock free gov. Hrblock free Roth Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) balance. Hrblock free  You may be able to contribute to a designated Roth account through the TSP known as the Roth TSP. Hrblock free Roth TSP contributions are after-tax contributions, subject to the same contribution limits as the traditional TSP. Hrblock free Qualified distributions from a Roth TSP are not included in your income. Hrblock free See Thrift Savings Plan in Part II for more information. Hrblock free Rollovers. Hrblock free  You can roll over certain amounts from the CSRS, FERS, or TSP, to a tax-sheltered annuity plan (403(b) plan) or a state or local government section 457 deferred compensation plan. Hrblock free See Rollover Rules in Part II. Hrblock free Rollovers by surviving spouse. Hrblock free  You may be able to roll over a distribution you receive as the surviving spouse of a deceased employee or retiree into a qualified retirement plan or an IRA. Hrblock free See Rollover Rules in Part II. Hrblock free Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) beneficiary participant accounts. Hrblock free  If you are the spouse beneficiary of a decedent's TSP account, you have the option of leaving the death benefit payment in a TSP account in your own name (a beneficiary participant account). Hrblock free The amounts in the beneficiary participant account are neither taxable or reportable until you choose to make a withdrawal, or otherwise receive a distribution from the account. Hrblock free Benefits for public safety officer's survivors. Hrblock free  A survivor annuity received by the spouse, former spouse, or child of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty generally will be excluded from the recipient's income. Hrblock free For more information, see Dependents of public safety officers in Part IV. Hrblock free Uniformed services Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts. Hrblock free  If you have a uniformed services TSP account, it may include contributions from combat zone pay. Hrblock free This pay is tax-exempt and contributions attributable to that pay are tax-exempt when they are distributed from the uniformed services TSP account. Hrblock free However, any earnings on those contributions are subject to tax when they are distributed. Hrblock free The statement you receive from the TSP will separately state the total amount of your distribution and the amount of your taxable distribution for the year. Hrblock free If you have both a civilian and a uniformed services TSP account, you should apply the rules discussed in this publication separately to each account. Hrblock free You can get more information from the TSP website, www. Hrblock free tsp. Hrblock free gov, or the TSP Service Office. Hrblock free Photographs of missing children. Hrblock free  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Hrblock free Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Hrblock free You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Hrblock free Introduction This publication explains how the federal income tax rules apply to civil service retirement benefits received by retired federal employees (including those disabled) or their survivors. Hrblock free These benefits are paid primarily under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). Hrblock free Tax rules for annuity benefits. Hrblock free   Part of the annuity benefits you receive is a tax-free recovery of your contributions to the CSRS or FERS. Hrblock free The rest of your benefits are taxable. Hrblock free If your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, you must use the Simplified Method to figure the taxable and tax-free parts. Hrblock free If your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996, you generally could have chosen to use the Simplified Method or the General Rule. Hrblock free See Part II, Rules for Retirees . Hrblock free Thrift Savings Plan. Hrblock free   The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides federal employees with the same savings and tax benefits that many private employers offer their employees. Hrblock free This plan is similar to private sector 401(k) plans. Hrblock free You can defer tax on part of your pay by having it contributed to your traditional balance in the plan. Hrblock free The contributions and earnings on them are not taxed until they are distributed to you. Hrblock free Also the TSP offers a Roth TSP option. Hrblock free Contributions to this type of balance are after tax and qualified distributions from the account are tax free. Hrblock free See Thrift Savings Plan in Part II. Hrblock free Comments and suggestions. Hrblock free   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Hrblock free   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Hrblock free NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Hrblock free Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Hrblock free   You can send your comments from www. Hrblock free irs. Hrblock free gov/formspubs/. Hrblock free Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. Hrblock free   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Hrblock free Ordering forms and publications. Hrblock free   Visit www. Hrblock free irs. Hrblock free gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Hrblock free Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Hrblock free Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Hrblock free   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Hrblock free gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Hrblock free We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Hrblock free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 524 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 575 Pension and Annuity Income 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities Form (and Instructions) CSA 1099R Statement of Annuity Paid CSF 1099R Statement of Survivor Annuity Paid W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Hrblock free 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. Hrblock free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications