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A preemptive PSA for the upcoming onslaught of tax posts: if you are married, neither you nor your spouse can file HOH. Being a SAHM with no income does not change this. Married people can't file HOH. It's illegal. K?

Edit: here you go, directly from IRS publication 501, which explains the filing categories. Note that you must meet ALL three requirements.

"Head of Household

You may be able to file as head of household if you meet all the following requirements.

You are unmarried or “considered unmarried” on the last day of the year.

You paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year.

A “qualifying person” lived with you in the home for more than half the year (except for temporary absences, such as school). However, if the “qualifying person” is your dependent parent, he or she does not have to live with you. See Special rule for parent , later, under Qualifying Person."
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by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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CM_Junkie
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM
I just rolled my eyes at you. I will just leave it at that


Quoting FooLynRoo:



Quoting CM_Junkie:

Well then it will be on h and r blocks head since they make my husband head of household

That's where you are wrong. read the fine print, despite having a paid preparer do your taxes , if your return is found wrong YOU and only YOU are held accountable for the fines and fees.even their guarantee is bogus.


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RobinBright
by Ruby Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM
No, he can't file HOH. He is married.


Quoting Anonymous:

He's my husband.



Quoting RobinBright:

Who? Your boyfriend or fiancé? No, girlfriend is not a qualifying dependent. Husband? No, married people cannot file HOH.






Quoting Anonymous:

So since I'm going to school and under the age of 24, can he claim me as a dependent?


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FooLynRoo
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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That's alright, i have nothing to lose since my taxes are correct.


Quoting CM_Junkie:

I just rolled my eyes at you. I will just leave it at that


Quoting FooLynRoo:



Quoting CM_Junkie:

Well then it will be on h and r blocks head since they make my husband head of household

That's where you are wrong. read the fine print, despite having a paid preparer do your taxes , if your return is found wrong YOU and only YOU are held accountable for the fines and fees.even their guarantee is bogus.



RobinBright
by Ruby Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Actually, no. Read your contract with them.


Quoting CM_Junkie:

Well then it will be on h and r blocks head since they make my husband head of household

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ccnstanczak
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

 my dh and i have been separated (living apart) since oct. (not legally separated) so what should i do? claim hoh or just married/joint since we will be divorcing, we need the biggest return as possible, lol. this is sooo confusing sometimes. ugh.

FooLynRoo
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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Quoting FL2AK:

I said that the other day and some of these ladies wanted to argue.  

It's both alarming and yet hilarious at the same time.

They think they are getting an accountant when they goto H&R block too LOL

they hire people in the mall on mondays. LOL


ms-superwoman
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

And why are you so worried about what other people do?

RobinBright
by Ruby Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM
You can't file HOH. You must have been living separately for 6 months.


Quoting ccnstanczak:

 my dh and i have been separated (living apart) since oct. (not legally separated) so what should i do? claim hoh or just married/joint since we will be divorcing, we need the biggest return as possible, lol. this is sooo confusing sometimes. ugh.


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Isaacsmom913
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

You are unmarried or “considered unmarried” on the last day of the year.


I love this stipulation though...so if I consider myself unmarried on 12/31 but then decide on 1/1 that I'm married can I still claim HOH?  J/K of course :)

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Can you help me figure out how much we should get back?
He made $44800
Taxes withheld $4196
Insurance pre-tax $1608
Uniforms $1000

One child under 16, I'm a sahm, I'm in school full time. No state taxes at all.
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