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What are total household resources?

Total Household Resources (THR) are the total income (taxable and nontaxable) of both spouses or of a single person maintaining a household, excluding the following:

  • net business and farm losses
  • net rent and royalty losses
  • any carryback or carryover for a net operating loss

Note: Gifts of cash and all payments made on your behalf in excess of $300 must be included in total household resources. 

View a partial list of items included in total household resources. The list serves as a guide and is not intended to replace the law.

See Home Heating Credit And Shared Housing Situations for additional information.