• Is a portion of my salary that is deducted for contribution to the retirement system excludable from Massachusetts income tax?

Yes. The exclusion is limited to $2,000.


  • Will Massachusetts tax any refunded contributions that I may receive after my resignation from public service?

No, the amount of your refund that represents your contributions and the interest on your account is not subject to Massachusetts income tax.

Retirement Allowances

  • Are retirement allowances subject to Massachusetts income tax?

Contributory retirement allowances (sections1-28 of Chapter 32) are not subject to Massachusetts taxes.

Date published: July 1, 2015

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