Senior head of household credit Credit code 163

Overview

You may qualify for this credit if you are 65 or older and:

  1. You qualified for head of household previously
  2. Your qualifying person died in the past 2 years
  3. Your income is less than $76,082

Check if you qualify

All of the following must apply:

  1. You’re 65 or older on December 31 of the tax year
  2. You qualified as head of household for at least 1 of the past 2 years
  3. Your qualifying person died in the past 2 years
  4. Your income is less than $76,082

What you'll get

The most you can claim is $1,380.

How to claim

File your income tax return. To estimate your credit amount:

540 Form

  1. Enter the amount from California Resident Income Tax Return (Form 540), line 19
  2. Multiply the amount by 2%
  3. Enter the result or $1,434, whichever is less, on line 43 or 44

Visit Credit for Senior Head of Household under Special Credits and Nonrefundable Credits for more information.

540NR Long Form

  1. Enter the amount from California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return (Long Form 540NR), line 19
  2. Multiply the amount by 2%
  3. Enter the result or $1,434, whichever is less, on line 53

Visit Credit for Senior Head of Household under Special Credits and Nonrefundable Credits for more information.