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Can you still file head of household and Eic on section 8

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Can you still file head of household and Eic on section 8

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Can you still file head of household and Eic on section 8

Yes, you can still file Head of Household and for EIC if you have Section 8 property, but you have to consider how much you contribute to the household.

Head of Household

You may be able to file as head of household if you meet all the following requirements. Since you must pay over half of the cost of keeping up a home, you have to compare what you contribute to what others contribute.

  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.

Qualifying Person

See Table 4 to see who is a qualifying person. Any person not described in Table 4 isn't a qualifying person.

Amount You Paid  vs  Amount others paid


Utility charges


 Food eaten in the home

Other household expenses

 Costs you include.

 Include in the cost of keeping up a home expenses such as rent, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, insurance on the home, repairs, utilities, and food eaten in the home.

Costs you don't include.

 Don't include the cost of clothing, education, medical treatment, vacations, life insurance, or transportation. Also, don't include the rental value of a home you own or the value of your services or those of a member of your household.

 From <https://www.irs.gov/publications/p501#en_US_2017_publink1000220797

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