Under the federal FCRA, criminal convictions can be reported indefinitely, regardless of the age of the offense. However, some states limit reporting to 7 (CA, KS, MD, MA, MT, NH, NM, NY, WA, and DC) or 10 years (Hawaii). Certain states, such as Kansas, Maryland, Washington, and New Hampshire, make exceptions to this 7 year limit when candidates are expected to earn more than $20,000 per year. New York also makes an exception when candidates are expected to earn more than $25,000 per year. For civil record checks, the typical seven year limit may be extended to ten years if a candidate is expected to earn more than $75,000 per year, as long as the employer, candidate, and job location are not located in CA, NM, MA, or MT.