In general, a KPERS benefit is taxable for federal income tax and not for Kansas state tax.
Your KPERS contributions come out of your pay pretax. So when you file your Kansas state income tax, you need to add them back.
See your W-2 for the amount to report on your state tax form. You won't need it for your federal tax return.
Because you're paying state taxes now, you won't pay Kansas state taxes on your benefit when you retire.
Your KPERS withdrawal payment might be taxable. Depends on how you get the money.
Be sure to read all the info in the Withdrawal Application before you decide.
In general, your benefit is taxable for federal income tax but not for Kansas state tax.
The IRS has rules about how we handle tax withholding automatically. But you can control how much tax you have withheld by sending us a W-4P form. You can update it anytime.
Every January, KPERS will send you a 1099-R form for your taxes. If you are a new retiree and took a partial lump sum, you'll get 2. One for your lump sum and 1 for your regular monthly benefits.
If You Take a Partial Lump-Sum Option
If you take part of your retirement benefit in an up-front lump sum it could be taxable. Depends on how you get the money.