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Social Security benefits and certain retirement plans

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You may subtract the amount of federally taxed Social Security and retirement income included in your adjusted gross income on Form IL-1040, Line 1 that you received from

  • qualified employee benefit plans (including railroad retirement and 401(K) plans) reported on federal Form 1040, Line 16b, or Form 1040A, Line 12b.
  • Individual Retirement Accounts or self-employed retirement plans reported on federal Form 1040, Line 15b, or Form 1040A, Line 11b.
  • Social Security and railroad retirement benefits reported on federal Form 1040, Line 20b, or Form 1040A, Line 14b.
  • government retirement and government disability plans and group term life insurance premiums paid by a qualified retirement plan reported as wages on your federal Form 1040 or 1040A, Line 7.
  • state or local government deferred compensation plans reported on federal Form 1040, Line 7 or 16b, or Form 1040A, Line 7 or 12b.
  • certain capital gains on employer securities reported on federal Form 1040, Line 13.
  • certain retirement payments made directly to retired partners reported on federal Form 1040, Line 17.

NOTE: Your beneficiary share of payments from certain retirement plans and retirement payments to retired partners reported on Schedule K-1-T should not be included on Line 5. For more information, see the Schedule M instructions.

For more information, see Publication 120.