US Federal Tax Status: Filing as Head of Household
US Federal Tax Status: Filing as Head of Household - What does it mean. Am I eligible? Find out at Paywizard.org.
If you file Head of Household you have lower tax rates and other benefits, but in order to do that, you must be:
your spouse did not live in your home during the last 6 month's of the tax year your home is the main home of your child, stepchild or eligible foster child for more than a half year your must be able to claim to claim an exemption for the child, but if your noncustodial ex claims the exemption it won't preclude you as the custodial
- unmarried, or
- 'considered unmarried' on the last day of the tax year - that is when you meet all these tests:
parent to claim head of household filing status. paying more than half the costs of keeping up a home claiming an exemption for your parent and paying more than half of the cost of keeping up a home that was the main home for the entire year for your parent - this 'main home' could also be a rest home or home for the elderly having a qualified person in your house who lived more than a half year with you - this is:
a married child for whom you can claim an exemption, a relative (brother, sister, grandparent) for whom you can claim an exemption for him or her.
- a single child (son, daughter, grandchild),
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