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bobcofer
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My military retirement should be deducted from my state income and it wasn't?

 
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BMcCalpin
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My military retirement should be deducted from my state income and it wasn't?

What state?
bobcofer
New Member

My military retirement should be deducted from my state income and it wasn't?

Alabama
BMcCalpin
Level 13

My military retirement should be deducted from my state income and it wasn't?

Alabama considers income from Defined Benefit 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. See first screenshot.

When you click on the first pension, you will be presented with a new screen that is similar to the second 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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