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Word on the Street

Oct 14, 2020, 09:43 AM by MOSERS

True or False – When your employee retires, their MOSERS pension benefits may be exempt from state taxes? 

True! The total public pension exemption is limited to the maximum Social Security benefit of each spouse. In order to be eligible for the full deduction, their Missouri adjusted gross income must fall within certain income limitations. If their income exceeds the limitation, they may qualify for a partial exemption.

  • Up to $85,000 - Single, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er)
  • Up to $100,000 - Married, filing jointly
  • Up to $85,000 - Married, filing separately

For more information about taxes, please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue or go to