Taxes in Retirement: How All 50 States Tax Retirees

Find out how 2024 income taxes in retirement stack up in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

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Navigating taxes in retirement isn’t always easy. After all, how your retirement income is taxed depends on multiple factors, such as what type of income you receive, federal taxes, and which state you live in. Not all states tax retirement income, and some tax some types of income but not others. Even within states, taxes can differ for each type of retirement income.

This alphabetical list provides an overview of how income from employment, investments, a pension, retirement distributions, and Social Security are taxed in every state and the District of Columbia.

If you are considering moving to a different state, it's a good idea to investigate how each state handles taxes on retirement income before you decide. And even if you’re not moving, this list can help give you a picture of your state's tax landscape for retirees. 

Katelyn Washington
Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years’ experience working in tax and finance. While she specializes in tax content, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement and financial planning and has had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes that knowledge is the key to success and enjoys helping others reach their goals by providing content that educates and informs.