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Hi - I am a retired California pension recipient living in Hawaii. I have two pension sources - one from San Francisco and one from San Diego. The San Diego 1099R designates $34,993.91 as taxable (box 2a). Is this income taxable in Hawaii for the State income taxes?

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The gross income is 35,220.59 box 1 on 1099R. I received no other income other than San Francisco's pension and social security.

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All public pension income is totally tax exempt in Hawaii - including Social Security retirement benefits and public pension income.

That includes pensions paid from other states and localities.

See page 14

http://files.hawaii.gov/tax/forms/2017/n11ins.pdf

Hawaii does not tax qualifying distributions from an employer-funded pension plan.
If you received qualifying distributions from an employer-funded profit sharing, defined contribution, or defined benefit plan, or from a government retirement system (e.g., federal civil service, military pension, state or county retirement system), enter the qualifying amount here
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So your pension will be taxed on federal level - but will not be taxed on state level in Hawaii.

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