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If there was a name entered on the prior year's return to qualify the return for the Head of Household filing status, and this information was imported into the current year's return however is no longer needed, there are two ways to remove that information:

  • Change the Filing Status selection. Once the filing status is changed, the Qualifying Person's information will not be in the interview.
    1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Basic Info. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Basic Info.
    2. Click any status other than "Head of Household".
  • Add a dependent to the return. Once the Dependent is added, the Qualifying Person's information will not be in the interview.
    1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
    2. Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Dependents and other qualifying persons.
    3. Click + Add a Dependent to create a new copy of the form, then complete the information requested.

Note. The Qualifying Person's information will not be in the Q&A interview, will not print on Form 1040, and not transmit with the e-filing submission.


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