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Reader Opinion: Exemptions from taxes

Currently 37 states and Washington, D.C. do not tax Social Security according to AARP in a June-July 2014 report. Railroad pensions, which are equivalent to Social Security, are not taxed in Minnesota. If these two pensions are equivalent in stat...

Currently 37 states and Washington, D.C. do not tax Social Security according to AARP in a June-July 2014 report. Railroad pensions, which are equivalent to Social Security, are not taxed in Minnesota. If these two pensions are equivalent in status should not the taxation of both be equivalent?

And now there is the proposal to repeal retired military income tax in Minnesota. Part of the justification is that Minnesota is home to less than 1 percent of retired military. Wonder what percent of all retired military are from Minnesota and are qualified for a pension.

Kent Rees

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