1. Do I have to file a Maryland return?
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 for your filing status.
For example, if you and your spouse are both 65 or older, are planning to file jointly, and you received less than $23,300 in gross income during 2017, you do not have to file a Maryland return.
For more information, see Filing Requirement for Seniors.