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Filing Requirements for Seniors

As a senior citizen, one of the tax benefits you enjoy is a higher income allowance before you are required to file a Maryland income tax return. You are required to file a return if your gross income exceeds the amount listed below for your filing status. These requirements apply to both resident and nonresident taxpayers. Do not include income from Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits when determining your gross income.

Minimum Filing Levels for Taxpayers Age 65 or Older
Tax Year 2017
Filing Status Gross Income
Single, 65 or older $11,950
Joint return,
one spouse 65 or older
Joint return,
both spouses 65 or older
Married filing separately,
regardless of age
Head of household, 65 or older $14,950
Qualifying widow(er), 65 or older $18,000

Links for If You Are a Senior Citizen
Individual Tax Types
Income Tax
Filing Information
If You Are a Senior Citizen
  Seniors and Retirees FAQs
  Filing Requirements for Seniors
  Additional Personal Exemptions
  Federal Government Retirees
  Maryland Pension Exclusion
  Military Retirement Income
  Two-Income Couples
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement Benefits Exemption
  Power of Attorney
  Tax Assistance for Seniors
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