9 Retirement Incomes That Aren't Taxable

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1) Stimulus Payments

According to the IRS, the first two rounds of coronavirus stimulus payments approved under federal statutes enacted in 2020 are not taxable income.

2) Social Security Benefits

If your combined income as defined by the Social Security Administration, is less than a specific amount, you will not be taxed on your Social Security retirement payments.

3) HSA Distributions

HSA payments are tax-deductible, they grow tax-free, and withdrawals are tax-free if used for medical costs that are eligible for an HSA.

4) Reverse mortgage payments

You won't have to pay federal income taxes on those payments, whether you receive them in a single sum, monthly installments, or a line of credit.

5) Roth IRA distributions

Taxes are not paid on qualified withdrawals from Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) compared to standard Individual Retirement Account (IRA). 

6) Life insurance proceeds

According to the IRS, death benefit payments from a life insurance policy are not generally considered taxable income.

7) Municipal bond interest

The federal government should not be taxing you on the interest you earn from municipal bonds, which are loans to state and local governments.

8) Profit from Home Selling

You may not owe federal income tax on the sale of your primary residence's equity, depending on how much you made.

9) Veterans benefits

Numerous benefits paid by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are not considered income so no tax.

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