Who Can Claim Head of Household?


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An individual can claim head of household on his taxes only if he passes three tests. These tests are the unmarried test, the qualifying person test and the support test.

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The unmarried test indicates that the individual cannot be married as of the last day of the tax year. To pass the qualifying person test, a person must live in the potential head-of-household's home for more than six months of the year. Qualifying persons include children, stepchildren, adopted children, foster children, siblings, parents, grandparents or a descendant of these that can be claimed as a dependant on the tax return. The support test indicates that the individual wishing to claim head of household provided more than half the cost of supporting a home for the year.

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