Willard Scott would love New Mexico.
That's right. Age does have its tax advantages in the Land of Enchantment.
The earnings of a person 100 years old or more is exempt from the state's income tax.
must have celebrated that momentous birthday by the end of the tax year for which you
claim the exemption.
You also must be a self-sufficient centenarian. If you are the dependent of another New Mexico taxpayer, then your income isn't exempt.
Unmarried centenarians do not need to file a return unless they want to claim rebates and credits available for low-income filers. But since New Mexico is a community property state, the rules are different for married 100-year-olds.
Married centenarians filing jointly or separately may exempt half of all community income and all of the centenarian's separate income. If you report an exemption for more, or less, than 50 percent of total joint income, you need to attach a statement showing a correct division of community and separate income and payments.
The hubby and I are proud native Texans and there's no state income tax here, but the year we turn 100 we're moving to our neighbor to the west just so we can take advantage of this law!
Tax trip around the United States: This post is part of our series highlighting tax information from the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. You can read other state tax blurbs at our Complete menu of tasty state tax tidbits.
The State Tax Departments page provides links to
and District of Columbia revenue Web sites so that you can find out more
your home's tax laws and filing requirements.
As we work through the 2010 tax season, a different state will be featured each day as noted in Don't forget your state taxes! Check back to see what tax tidbit we share about your home.
- State Tax Tidbits
- State Tax Departments
- Don't forget your state taxes!
- The January effect on your taxes
- Texas seniors being denied tax deferrals
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