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Frequently Asked Questions for Seniors and Retirees

9. Is there a special tax benefit for military retirees?

If you or the spouse of a military retiree receives military retirement income, you will be able to subtract up to $5,000 of your military retirement income from your federal adjusted gross income before determining your Maryland tax. Beginning with tax year 2015, if you are age 65 or over, you will be able to subtract up to $10,000 of the military retirement income.

The retirement income must have been received as a result of any of the following military service:

  • Induction into the U.S. armed forces for training and service under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 or a subsequent Act of similar nature.
  • Membership in a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces.
  • Membership in an active component of the U.S. armed forces.
  • Membership in the Maryland National Guard.

The benefit also applies to persons separated from active duty employment with the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the Coast and Geodetic Survey. For more information, see Military Retirement Income.



 
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Seniors and Retirees FAQs
  q1 - Do I have to file a Maryland return?
  q2 - What is Maryland's state income tax rate?
  q3 - How is the local income tax calculated?
  q4 - What's important to know about personal exemptions?
  q5 - What benefits are available for two-income couples?
  q6 - Does Maryland tax Social Security benefits?
  q7 - Can I claim Maryland's pension exclusion?
  q8 - Does Maryland offer a tax break for long-term care insurance?
  q9 - Is there a special tax benefit for military retirees?
  q10 - I am retired from the federal government. Can I have state tax withheld from my pension?
 
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