13 States That Don't Tax Retirement Income

Here are the states that don’t tax retirement income. But that doesn’t mean you won’t pay state taxes on other types of earnings.

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Moving to one of the states that don’t tax retirement income might be one way to pay less taxes in retirement. Some states tax only some types of earnings while others don't tax income at all. If your retirement income includes Social Security benefits, distributions from a 401(k) or IRA, or a pension, you won't see a tax bill from the states on this list.  

States that don’t tax retirement income 

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.