616. New York exemptions of a resident individual. (a) General. For taxable years beginning after nineteen hundred eighty-seven, a resident individual shall be allowed a New York exemption of one thousand dollars for each exemption for which he is entitled to a deduction for the taxable year under section one hundred fifty-one(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; and for taxable years beginning in nineteen hundred eighty-seven, a resident individual other than a taxpayer whose federal exemption amount is zero shall be allowed a New York exemption of nine hundred dollars for each exemption for which he is entitled to a deduction for the taxable year for federal income tax purposes.
(b) Husband and wife. If the New York income taxes of a husband and wife are required to be separately determined but their federal income tax is determined on a joint return, each of them shall be separately entitled to the New York exemptions under subsection (a) of this section to which each would be separately entitled for the taxable year if their federal income taxes had been determined on separate returns.
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