Tax Information for Seniors and Low-Income Taxpayers

Filing Requirements

A taxpayer that is an Indiana resident (taxpayer maintained a legal residence in Indiana for the entire year) and the total value of personal, elderly, and blind exemptions exceeds the taxpayer's federal gross income before deductions, does not need to file an annual income tax return. More information on if you need to file can be found on our Who Must File a Tax Return webpage.

Assistance for Seniors and Low-Income Taxpayers

If you are a senior or low-income customer looking for assistance in preparing your individual income taxes, there are organizations that can help.

Tax Credits

Tax Deductions

Exemptions

Indiana allows:

  • A $1,000 exemption for each exemption claimed on the federal return;
  • A $1,500 exemption for certain dependent children;
  • A $1,000 exemption for the taxpayer and/or spouse if they are age 65 or over;
  • A $1,000 exemption for the taxpayer and/or spouse if they are blind; and
  • A $500 additional exemption for each individual age 65 or older if their federal adjusted gross income is less than $40,000

 

Additional Information