IRS Publication 524 - Credit For The Elderly Or The Disabled

DEFINITION of 'IRS Publication 524 - Credit For The Elderly Or The Disabled'

A document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) providing information about the tax credit available to the elderly or the disabled. Qualifying individuals are U.S. citizens or resident aliens over the age of 65 or retired on permanent and total disability. Nonresident aliens may be eligible for the credit if they are married to a citizen or resident alien. Married couples typically have to file a joint tax return in order to qualify.

BREAKING DOWN 'IRS Publication 524 - Credit For The Elderly Or The Disabled'

Depending on a taxpayer's filing status, the amount of adjusted gross income (AGI) or nontaxable Social Security and pension can prevent the credit from being given. An AGI or nontaxable pension or Social Security income of above specified income limits disqualifies a taxpayer.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Adjusted Gross Income - AGI

    A measure of income calculated from your gross income and used ...
  2. IRS Publication 519 - U.S. Tax ...

    A document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that ...
  3. Filing Status

    A category that defines the type of tax return form an individual ...
  4. Income Tax

    A tax that governments impose on financial income generated by ...
  5. Joint Return

    A U.S. income tax return filed on behalf of a married couple, ...
  6. Internal Revenue Service - IRS

    A United States government agency that is responsible for the ...
Related Articles
  1. Retirement

    5 Tax(ing) Retirement Mistakes

    Don't let these simple errors take the luster off your golden years.
  2. Taxes

    Inaccurate Tax Return, Now What?

    If the IRS finds errors, it will cost you. Find out how to fix them, and how to prevent them in the first place.
  3. Taxes

    Safe Tax Planning For High-Net-Worth Filers

    Planning is essential for the affluent seeking tax breaks. Get to know the legal strategies for saving more.
  4. Taxes

    Should You File An Early Tax Return?

    When it comes to filing your taxes, it can often pay to wait until the deadline.
  5. Taxes

    10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  6. Economics

    Does Big Money Hurt or Help Clinton and Rubio?

    Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton lead their parties in raising money from Wall Street. Is that a help or a hindrance?
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    The Evolution of Obamacare Since Its Inception

    Find out whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has lived up to its lofty projections from 2010.
  8. Investing News

    Obama Floats $10 a Barrel Oil Tax

    President Obama intends to propose a $10 a barrel tax on oil; consumers might have to cough up 25 cents more per gallon.
  9. Investing News

    Chipotle Served with Criminal Probe

    Chipotle's beat muted expectations and got a clear bill from the CDC, but it now appears that an investigation into its E.coli breakout has expanded.
  10. Stock Analysis

    China Mobile: Just How Big is It? (CHL, CHU, CHA)

    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
RELATED FAQS
  1. When should my tax refund arrive?

    More than 90% of income-tax refunds arrive in less than three weeks, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has some hard and fast rules regarding how long taxpayers should keep their tax records. As ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Are catch-up contributions included in the 415 limit?

    Unlike regular employee deferrals, catch-up contributions are not included in the 415 limit. While there is an annual limit ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Are personal loans tax deductible?

    Interest paid on personal loans is not tax deductible. If you take out a loan to buy a car for personal use or to cover other ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Can a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) be used for Lasik?

    The owner of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can use money from the account on various eye surgery procedures, including ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Does a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cover braces?

    Funds from a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can be used to cover costs associated with installing, maintaining and removing ... Read Full Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Presidential Election Cycle (Theory)

    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
  2. Super Bowl Indicator

    An indicator based on the belief that a Super Bowl win for a team from the old AFL (AFC division) foretells a decline in ...
  3. Flight To Quality

    The action of investors moving their capital away from riskier investments to the safest possible investment vehicles. This ...
  4. Discouraged Worker

    A person who is eligible for employment and is able to work, but is currently unemployed and has not attempted to find employment ...
  5. Ponzimonium

    After Bernard Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme was revealed, many new (smaller-scale) Ponzi schemers became exposed. Ponzimonium ...
  6. Quarterly Earnings Report

    A quarterly filing made by public companies to report their performance. Included in earnings reports are items such as net ...
Trading Center