Out of State Taxation of Benefits

Your Barnstable County Retirement Association (BCRA) government benefit is not taxed as a benefit recipient as long as you live in Massachusetts, different states, however, have different rules as it pertains to your BCRA government benefit.  Below is a link to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website as to what they reasonable believe to be accurate as far as the taxation of your BCRA government benefit in other states. 

If you are considering moving to another state post retirement, you are strongly suggested to contact that state’s Department of Revenue, or equivalent, to inquire how specifically your BCRA government pension will be taxed. 

The BCRA is not bound by the information and accepts no responsibility if there is any incorrect information.