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Does Alabama allow an adjustment for Firefighter’s Insurance premiums?

Yes. Beginning with the tax year 2020, qualifying firefighters may exempt the following benefit payments from income to the extent the payments are included in their federal adjusted gross income:

Lump sum benefit payments to a firefighter as a result of a cancer diagnosis up to a lifetime benefit of $50,000.
Monthly benefit payments as a result of a specific injury or illness of $3,000 per month for 36 consecutive months to a career firefighter or certified volunteer firefighter or $1,500 per month to a non-certified volunteer firefighter otherwise not eligible for employment benefits.
In addition, firefighters may take a deduction for 100% of the insurance premiums they paid with after tax dollars to the extent the premiums have not been deducted from the federal adjusted gross income.

Yes. Beginning with the tax year 2020, qualifying firefighters may exempt the following benefit payments from income to the extent the payments are included in their federal adjusted gross income:

Lump sum benefit payments to a firefighter as a result of a cancer diagnosis up to a lifetime benefit of $50,000.
Monthly benefit payments as a result of a specific injury or illness of $3,000 per month for 36 consecutive months to a career firefighter or certified volunteer firefighter or $1,500 per month to a non-certified volunteer firefighter otherwise not eligible for employment benefits.
In addition, firefighters may take a deduction for 100% of the insurance premiums they paid with after tax dollars to the extent the premiums have not been deducted from the federal adjusted gross income.

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Interest on obligations of the State of Alabama or any county, city, or municipality of Alabama, and interest on obligations of the United States, or any of its possessions.

For single persons, heads of families, and married persons filing separate returns:

2% First $500 of taxable income

4% Next $2,500 of taxable income

5% All taxable income over $3,000

For married persons filing a joint return:

2% First $1,000 of taxable income

4% Next $5,000 of taxable income

5% All taxable income over $6,000

Certain taxpayers are eligible to contribute funds to a special savings account to save funds for a down payment and closing costs on the purchase of a first home in Alabama. Contributions up to $5,000 for a single taxpayer or $10,000 for married couples filing a joint return to this account may be deductible and earnings are tax free if all the requirements are met. The deduction is available for the 5 years in which deposits were made into a first time and second chance home buyer savings account.

Information about the Alabama First-Time and Second Chance Home Buyer Savings Account

Taxpayers using the Single and Married Filing Separately filing statuses are entitled to a $1,500 personal exemption. Taxpayers using the Married Filing Jointly and Head of Family filing statuses are entitled to a $3,000 personal exemption.

Part year residents are entitled to the full exemption amount. A dependent or student may claim a personal exemption even if claimed by someone else.

For information on who qualifies as your dependent for Alabama Income Tax purposes, go to: Information about dependents

There are four different filing statuses available under Alabama law:

Single
Married Filing a Joint Return
Married Filing a Separate Return
Head of Family
Explanation of the filing statuses