Does Illinois tax my pension, social security, or retirement income?

Illinois does not tax distributions received from:

  • qualified employee benefit plans, including 401(K) plans; 
  • an Individual Retirement Account, (IRA) or a self-employed retirement plan; 
  • a traditional IRA that has been converted to a Roth IRA;
  • the redemption of U.S. retirement bonds; 
  • state and local government deferred compensation plans; 
  • a government retirement or government disability plan, including military plans; 
  • railroad retirement income; 
  • retirement payments to retired partners; 
  • a lump sum distribution of appreciated employer securities; and 
  • the federally taxed portion of Social Security benefits

if the income is included in your federal adjusted gross income on Form IL-1040, Line 1.

For more information see  Publication 120, Retirement Income, or the  Form IL-1040 Instructions for Line 5.

If you have additional inquiries, you may submit them to the Questions, Comments, or Request form.