Head of Household Special Treatment

Who doesn’t love special treatment? Well you just might get some if you qualify for the head of household tax filing status! Not only are the tax rates lower for head of household filers than for unmarried filers and married filing separately filers, but the standard deduction is larger too. Here are the requirements you have to meet:

REQUIREMENT #1: 

You should be unmarried at the end of the year (unless you live apart from your spouse and meet certain tests).

REQUIREMENT #2:

You must support a household for your child, dependent parent, or other qualifying dependent relative.

REQUIREMENT #3:

The household must be your home and generally must also be the main home of a qualifying relative for more than half of the year.

REQUIREMENT #4:

You must provide more than half the cost of maintaining the household.

REQUIREMENT #5:

You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year.

How many of our Divas qualify?! Let us know in the comments below.

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