If you checked box 2, 4, 5, 6, or 9 in Part I, use the following chart to complete line 11.
|IF you checked . . .||THEN enter on line 11 . . .|
|Box 6||The total of $5,000 plus the disability income you reported on Form 1040A for the spouse who was under age 65.|
|Box 2, 4, or 9||The total amount of disability income you reported on Form 1040A.|
|Box 5||The total amount of disability income you reported on Form 1040A for both you and your spouse.|
Bill, age 63, retired on permanent and total disability in 2008. He received $4,000 of taxable disability income that he reports on Form 1040A, line 7. He is filing jointly with his wife who was age 67 in 2008 and he checked box 6 in Part I. On line 11, Bill enters $9,000 ($5,000 plus the $4,000 of disability income he reports on Form 1040A, taxmap/instr/i1040as3-002.htm#TXMP3ea2eb5b
John checked box 2 in Part I and enters $5,000 on line 10. He received $3,000 of taxable disability income, which he enters on line 11. John also enters $3,000 on line 12 (the smaller of line 10 or line 11). The largest amount he can use to figure the credit is $3,000.taxmap/instr/i1040as3-002.htm#TXMP65b274e7
The amount on which you figure your credit can be reduced if you received certain types of nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income. The amount can also be reduced if your adjusted gross income is over a certain amount, depending on which box you checked in Part I.taxmap/instr/i1040as3-002.htm#TXMP78055cf6
Enter any social security benefits (before deduction of Medicare premiums) you (and your spouse if filing a joint return) received for 2008 that are not taxable. Also, enter any tier 1 railroad retirement benefits treated as social security that are not taxable.
If any of your social security or equivalent railroad retirement benefits are taxable, the amount to enter on this line is generally the difference between the amounts entered on Form 1040A, line 14a and line 14b.
If your social security or equivalent railroad retirement benefits are reduced because of workers' compensation benefits, treat the workers' compensation benefits as social security benefits when completing line 13a.
Enter the total of the following types of income that you (and your spouse if filing a joint return) received for 2008.
- Veterans' pensions (but not military disability pensions).
- Any other pension, annuity, or disability benefit that is excluded from income under any provision of federal law other than the Internal Revenue Code. Do not include amounts that are treated as a return of your cost of a pension or annuity.
Do not include on line 13b any pension, annuity, or similar allowance for personal injuries or sickness resulting from active service in the armed forces of any country, or in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Public Health Service. Also, do not include a disability annuity payable under section 808 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980.taxmap/instr/i1040as3-002.htm#TXMP23c84e54
If you retired after 1976, enter the date you retired in the space provided on the statement below.taxmap/instr/i1040as3-002.htm#TXMP6180af9f
A person is permanently and totally disabled if both of the following apply.
- He or she cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition.
- A physician determines that the disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year or can lead to death.
| ||I certify that |
| || ||Name of disabled person|| |
|was permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977, or was permanently and totally disabled |
|on the date he or she retired. If retired after 1976, enter the date retired. ▸ |
|Physician: Sign your name on either line A or B below. |
|A||The disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year|| |
| || || Physician's signature||Date|
|B||There is no reasonable probability that the disabled condition will ever improve|| |
| || || Physician's signature||Date|
|Physician's name|| Physician's address|| |
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