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In the Basic Info section of the Q&A, on the screen titled Filing Status, it is noted below the selection of filing statuses: "TaxTutor Guidance also offers expert information and tips about filing status." This information should assist you in making the determination of which filing status to use.

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

  1. You are unmarried or considered unmarried on the last day of the year. See Marital Status, earlier, and Considered Unmarried, later.
  2. You paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year.
  3. 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 doesn't have to live with you. See Special rule for parent, later, under Qualifying Person.

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