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Frequently Asked Questions for Seniors and Retirees

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.



 
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Individual Tax Types
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If You Are a Senior Citizen
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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