U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jan 27, 2020
(a) Definitions generally applicable to the Thrift Savings Plan are set forth at 5 CFR 1690.1.
(b) As used in this part:
Amortization means the reduction in a loan by periodic payments of principal and interest according to a schedule of payments.
Date of application means the day on which the TSP record keeper receives the loan application, either electronically or on the TSP Web site or on a paper TSP form.
General purpose loan means any TSP loan other than a loan for the purchase or construction of a primary residence.
Guaranteed funds means a cashier's check, money order, certified check (i.e., a check certified by the financial institution on which it is drawn), cashier's draft, or treasurer's check from a credit union.
Loan issue date means the date on which the TSP record keeper disburses funds from the participant's account for the loan amount.
Loan repayment period means the time over which payments that are required to repay a loan in full are scheduled.
Principal or principal amount means the amount borrowed by a participant from his or her individual account, or, after reamortization, the amount financed.
Reamortization means the recalculation of periodic payments of principal and interest.
Residential loan means a TSP loan for the purchase or construction of a primary residence.
Taxable distribution means the amount of outstanding principal and interest on a loan which must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service as taxable income as a result of the failure of a participant to repay a loan in full, according to the terms of the loan agreement.