Ohio Military Retirement Pay Tax Exemption Bill

Congratulations to all military retirees in the State of Ohio! Veterans who receive military pensions no longer will have state income taxes taken from their monthly retirement checks.

On 20 Dec 2007, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed legislation that exempts military pensions from state income tax. House Bill 372 allows tax exemption of military retirement pay, along with other benefits including prevention measures for discrimination against veterans.

Ohio joins a long list of other states that exempt some or all state income taxes for military retirement pay:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas*
  • Colorado*
  • Delaware*
  • Florida
  • Georgia*
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana*
  • Iowa*
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky*
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland*
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri*
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey*
  • New York
  • North Carolina*
  • North Dakota*
  • Ohio (tax year 2008)
  • Oklahoma* 
  • Oregon*
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina*
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Washington DC *
  • West Virginia*
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

*These states have some exclusions based on age, income level, or amount of military retirement pay excluded from taxes. For more information be sure to check with your state’s tax board.

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Date published: January 29, 2008.

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Ryan Guina is the founder and editor of this site. He is a writer, small business owner, and entrepreneur. He served over 6 years on active duty in the USAF and is currently serving in the IL Air National Guard. He also writes about money management, small business, and career topics at Cash Money Life. You can also see his profile on Google.


  1. MK Clark says

    Pa’s always been a haven for retired military members. Besides retirement pay tax exempt, retirees are well taken care of. My parents for one settled at Alden Place in Lebanon Pa and has since received one of the best medical treatment from Lebanon VA Medical Center, which is quite famous among veterans in the country.

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