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austin4me
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My Alabama state return appears to be including my military retirement pay as taxable income. How can I be sure this is not the case?

 
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BMcCalpin
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My Alabama state return appears to be including my military retirement pay as taxable income. How can I be sure this is not the case?

Alabama considers income from many retirement plans to be excludable from tax, but you have to manually indicate that the plan qualifies to be excluded.

Enter the Alabama state interview and proceed to the screen entitled "About Your Retirement Distributions". The table will have one entry for each 1099-R that you have entered into the federal return.

For each pension, click on Edit in order to indicate whether the plan is taxable in Alabama or not.  Be sure to click on the entry for your military retirement.

When you click on the first pension, you will be presented with a new screen that is similar to the screenshot that is attached. The screen is asking if your pension is any one of these types. Note the "Military Retirement Pay", which was the point of the discussion above.

Answer "yes" at the bottom of the page. You will be returned to the previous screen with the Alabama income set to zero for this item, i.e., not taxable.

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