Michigan Form 4884 (Michigan Pension Schedule)
Michigan offers qualifying taxpayers a subtraction from their state income for "Retirement Benefits that are Exempt from Michigan Income Tax". Refer to the following to help you determine if you qualify for this subtraction:
Recipients born before 1946 may subtract all qualifying pension and retirement benefits received from public sources, and may subtract qualifying private pension and retirement benefits up to $49,027 if single or married filing separate, or $98,054 if married filing a joint return. If your public retirement benefits are greater than the maximum amount you are not entitled to claim an additional subtraction for private pensions.
Recipients born during the period January 1, 1946 through January 1, 1948, do not complete Form 4884. See Schedule 1, line 24.
Recipients born after January 1, 1948 through December 31, 1952 will be able to deduct up to $20,000 in qualifying pension and retirement benefits if single or married filing separate or up to $40,000 if married filing a joint return. Generally, all pension or retirement benefits (public and private) are treated the same unless the recipient also has significant benefits from service in the U.S. Armed Forces or Michigan National Guard, or receives taxable railroad retirement benefits. Recipients who deduct military retirement benefits due to service in the U.S. Armed Forces or Michigan National Guard, or taxable railroad retirement benefits on Schedule 1, line 11 may have lower deduction limits if these deductions total more than $29,027 on a single return or $58,054 on a joint return. See the instructions for line 8, 16 or 27 of Form 4884, whichever applies, for more information.
Recipients born after 1952, all pension and retirement benefits are taxable and you are not entitled to a pension subtraction.
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