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==Definition == The filing status used by an unmarried taxpayer who pays over half the cost of maintaining his home that is the principal residence for over half the tax year of his unmarried child or other lineal descendent (this child does not have to be a dependent) or of his dependent married child or other qualified relative. A dependent parent who does not live with the taxpayer may also qualify the taxpayer for the head of household status if qualifications are met.

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Q: If you are filing taxes as Head of Household does that mean you are married or single?
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Can you file your taxes jointly if you are not married?

The available filing statuses for federal income tax returns are: Single Married Filing Jointly Head of Household Married Filing Separately Qualifying Widow or Widower No, there is no filing status for Single Filing Jointly.


Do you have to change your status on taxes from single to married when you get married?

If you were married as of December 31, you file as either 'married filing separately' or 'married filing joint' for that year.


If you are in a common law marriage in Oklahoma should you file taxes as head of household?

If Oklahoma recognizes common law marriage, and you both present yourselves as husband and wife, you need to file married filing jointly or married filing separately. Head of household filing status is for single or divorced persons who have a qualifying child.


Are you supposed to file taxes as married if your divorce is not final yet?

If on the last day of the year, your divorce was not final yet, your choices are: 1) married filing jointly 2) married filing separately 3) head of household (if you did not live with your spouse AT ALL during the last six months of the year and you meet all of the other qualifications for head of household). Filing as single is not an option.


When married and legally separated can each file their taxes using filing status head of household?

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Can you file Taxes seperately when you are married?

You can file as married filing separately, but not as single. If you have a child or children living with you and your spouse did not live with you for the last 6 months of the year, it is possible to file as head of household, but please check closely additional requirements to file as head of household.


Do you put married filing separately or single on taxes if you are legally separated?

If you are legally separated on the last day of the year, you should file either as single or as Head of Household (if you have children that live with you for more than 50% of the year).


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form_title=Tax Preparation form_header=Get your finances in order with professional tax preparation services. Would you like to learn how to do your own taxes?= () Yes () No Would you like to hire a professional to do your taxes for you?= () Yes () No Select your filing status:= {(),Single,Married Filing Jointly,Married Filing Separately,Head Of Household,Qualifying Widow(er)} Do you have proof of income?= () Yes () No


When married to an illegal that works for cash on filing taxes would you apply single married or married but separated?

Even though your wife has no taxable income, you are still required to file married on your taxes. A tax professional will be able to explain filing statuses more.


Why file single on your federal taxes when you are married and does it effect your spouse if one of you dies?

If you are married, you cannot (and should not) file single. Your choices are Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately. The only time I usually see a Married Filing Separate return is either if the spouses, as a rule, just keep all of their finances separate, or if one of them owes taxes. Remember if you owe taxes the IRS will keep your refunds to apply to that balance due, so if only one of you owes taxes you can file Married Filing Separately and the one of you that does not owe taxes can still get their refunds. Also if you are going to owe on a tax return and file that return as Married Filing Separate, and then later die, your widow will not be responsible for the taxes.


How do you file for taxes when you are married but separated?

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You are living common-law with your boyfriend do you have to claim common-law on your taxes or can you claim as single?

Single filing is okay even if you are married.

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