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State Income Taxes (New York Residents)
(Posted April 22, 2002)
Question 172: I'm a New York resident. When I retire, will I pay state income tax on my Railroad Retirement?
Answer: New York is one of the states that does not tax retirement benefits.
You are not exempted from Federal Income Tax, though. Tier 1 benefits are taxed the same as Social Security. Tier 2 and the Supplemental Annuity are taxed like a private contributory pension. To learn more about Federal Income Taxes and Railroad Retirement payments, please see Q&A 23 of this column.
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