Age 65 or Older or Disabled Subtraction


If you are age 65 or older, or have a permanent and total disability, you may qualify for a subtraction to lower your Minnesota taxable income. This applies even if you do not qualify for the federal credit (Schedule R).

Who Qualifies

You must meet certain income requirements listed in the instructions for Schedule M1R, Age 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction. Also, one of these must apply:

  • You or your spouse were age 65 or older by the end of the tax year
  • You or your spouse have a permanent and total disability (as defined below) and received federally taxable disability income during the tax year

You are considered to have a permanent and total disability if:

  • You cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition
  • A physician determines that the condition has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year, or that the result of the condition could be death

If you are married and file separate returns, you do not qualify unless you and your spouse lived apart for the entire tax year.

Note: Before claiming this subtraction in 2018, review Schedule M1NC, Federal Adjustments, and determine if you must file this schedule. For details, see Federal Adjustments.

Claim the Subtraction

Complete Schedule M1R to determine your subtraction amount. Report this amount on Schedule M1M, Income Additions and Subtractions.

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