How to Determine Household Income

This overview will help you prepare your household income information when filing Schedule HI-144, which must be submitted with Property Tax Adjustment and Renter Rebate claims. This covers a general overview of common HI-144 factors only.

  • Be sure to refer to the instructions for the schedule to get more details, and contact the Department when complex scenarios and questions arise.
  • Household Income is Modified Adjusted Gross Income and is not the same as Federal taxable income.
  • Household Income includes all income, taxable and nontaxable, of everyone who resided with you at any time during the tax year, including children and non-related individuals. If an individual resided with you for fewer than 12 months, include that individual’s income only for the time s/he resided with you.

Learn more about household income and who is considered a member of your household.


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