In addition to being known as the Credit for the Elderly or Disabled, the Senior Tax Credit is a federal tax credit that can be applied to your tax returns if you are above the age of sixty-five (or have a handicap, regardless of your age) and fulfill specific income criteria.
A credit for taxpayers who are 65 years of age or older OR who are retired on permanent and total disability and have received taxable disability income for the tax year; AND who have an adjusted gross income OR who have a total of nontaxable Social Security, pension, annuity, or disability income that does not exceed specific limits.
Who qualifies for the federal tax credit for the elderly?
- The most recent update was made on April 21, 2021.
- The elderly and those who have retired early due to disability may be eligible for a federal tax credit if they are 65 years of age or older.
- 1 The Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled lowers federal income taxes owed on disability income, however there are various requirements to qualify for the credit.
- Who is eligible for Schedule R benefits?
How do I figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled?
- Schedule R (Form 1040) can assist you in determining if you qualify for the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
- To be eligible, a taxpayer must be a citizen or resident alien of the United States who meets the following criteria: The taxpayer has achieved the age of 65 before the end of the tax year Has retired on disability before the end of the tax year and was completely and permanently disabled at the time of retirement