Poverty Exemption Help

Household Poverty Exemption

Household at or below federal poverty guideline (Tax Info Page)

To qualify for a household poverty exemption, the combined annual income of all persons in the household must be at or below the federal poverty guideline.

A household includes all residents (adults and children) within a dwelling who file on a single federal or state tax return.

Annual household income for determining the federal poverty exemption follows the definition established by the US Census Bureau and includes all income earned or received from any source in the calendar year, regardless of whether it is taxable under state or federal law. Examples of income include interest from individual or joint savings accounts or other interest bearing accounts, child support payments, alimony, disability income, unemployment assistance, sales of stocks and other property (even if sold at a loss), dividends, Social Security income (taxable or non-taxable), positive net income from a business and wages as an employee.