2018 Public Pension Exemption

Married couples with Missouri adjusted gross income less than $100,000 and single individuals with Missouri adjusted gross income less than $85,000, may deduct up to 100% of their public retirement benefits, to the extent the amounts are included in their federal adjusted gross income.  Click here for MO-A form.

  • The total public pension exemption was limited to $37,720 for each spouse for the 2018 tax year.
  • Married couples with Missouri adjusted gross income greater than $100,000 and single individuals with Missouri adjusted gross income greater than $85,000, may qualify for a partial exemption.
  • There is no age requirement for eligibility.

Visit www.dor.mo.gov for more information regarding eligibility. Or you may contact the Missouri Department of Revenue at (573) 751-3505, email income@dor.mo.gov or consult a tax professional for more information.

2 thoughts on “2018 Public Pension Exemption

  1. Hello, We are doing our taxes and wondering about the health insurance preimums paid by a retired teacher who is a on the PSRS pension. We are aware of the public pension exemption but remember something being said about the health premiums getting approved to be a deduction. Can you tell us the specifics on that for the State return? Do we get to claim it even if we cannot itemize since the Federal tax reform has made it significantly hard to itemize since the standard deduction went up to 12,000 for single and 24,000 for married. Any help is appreciated!

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