Retirement age brings Social Security benefits, but some circumstances lead to federal and state taxation on these payouts.

Nine states, including Alaska, Florida, Nevada, Tennessee, and others, don't tax Social Security benefits, offering financial relief to retirees.

Various states provide exemptions or deductions, considering factors like age, income, and filing status to reduce or eliminate state-level Social Security taxes.

States like Alabama, Georgia, Maine, and more have implemented credits or exemptions to ease the burden of state-level Social Security taxes.

States like Connecticut, Kansas, Rhode Island, and Vermont have specific conditions, such as adjusted gross income thresholds, for reducing or eliminating Social Security taxation.

Montana plans to tax Social Security benefits starting in 2024, showcasing how state taxation laws on Social Security can evolve.

Nebraska is gradually phasing out state income tax on benefits, with reductions planned each year until 2025.

New Mexico phased out tax on Social Security benefits in 2023 for individuals earning less than $100,000 annually.

Utah transitioned from taxing Social Security benefits to using its own income-based tax credit system in 2021.

Vermont adjusted income thresholds for exemptions, providing full or partial exemptions based on adjusted gross income for single and joint filer