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About State Income Tax on Social Security Benefits

Although the title within this article is a bit misleading (implying that Social Security has different rules in 13 states), the article is nevertheless accurate in describing how State income tax can affect how much of your federal Social Security benefit you get to keep. Social Security’s federal benefit rules are the same for everyone, regardless of where you live. But the article correctly identifies that 13 states have chosen to levy a state income tax on retirement income, including your Social Security benefits. The rules for how benefits are taxed are a bit different in each of the 13 states, but if you live in one of these states it’s important to understand how your Social Security benefits may increase your state tax burden. And all of this is explained in this USA Today article by Christy Bieber. Click here to read more.

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