head of household

Definition

A tax filing status that can be used by a married or unmarried person who maintains a household for a dependent (or nondependent relative) and provides more than half of the dependent's financial support.

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My father is married and has three children with lots of expenses, so he was able to file his taxes as a head of household.

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The man was told by the tax preparer that he would get a larger sum on his return if he chose to file as Head of Household.

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As an sole parent providing support, Karen elected to file her tax return electing Head of Household status to take advantage of tax benefits not available had she filed as a single taxpayer.

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