Skip to main content

An official website of the United States government

Here's how you know

Retirement benefit (pension)

A payment or series of payments made to you after you retire from work. Generally, the amount of your income from a pension or retirement account distribution depends on the type of pension or retirement account, how much you contributed to the pension or retirement account, and whether you were already taxed on the amounts you contributed. A qualified distribution from a designated Roth account isn't required to be included in your income.
For additional information, see IRS Publication 575.

You are leaving

You're about to connect to a third-party site. Select Continue to proceed or Cancel to stay on this site.

Learn more about links to third-party sites - null