15 States That Don't Tax Pension Income

There are some states that don't tax pension income regardless of your age or how much money you have.

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Retiring from the workforce doesn't always mean you can stop paying income tax. You might need to pay federal taxes on your pension income, and depending where you live, you might pay state income taxes, too.

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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.

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