Last July, the State of Rhode Island decided to end the taxation of military pensions.
The General Assembly decided to eliminate the tax on military pensions.
rilegislature.gov ~ "STATE HOUSE – Governor Daniel McKee joined legislative sponsors at Operation Stand Down in Johnston today to highlight the total exemption of military pensions within the recently adopted state budget. Governor McKee also ceremonially signed four pieces of legislation into law that support and protect our state’s veterans.
'Ending taxation of military service pensions is not only the right thing to in recognition of the many Rhode Islanders who fought courageously for our freedom, but it’s also an investment in our state’s workforce,” said Office of Veterans Services Director Kasim Yarn. “This change will allow us to retain top-tier talent which can drive Rhode Island’s economy forward. Military retirees bring a wealth of knowledge and backgrounds, benefitting Rhode Island in innumerable ways.'" ~ rilegislature.gov.