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In the Basic Info section of the Q&A, under the Personal tab, on the screen titled What best describes your relationship status?, you can use TaxTutor Guidance information to assist you in making the determination of which filing status to use. In the Answer Center on the right, click TaxTutor Guidance, click Filing Status, then click Head of Household.

You must meet all of the following conditions to file as a Head of Household:

  • You are unmarried or considered unmarried on the last day of the tax year.
  • You pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year.
  • A qualifying person lives 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.

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