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Change to head of household

I want to change to head of household
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Change to head of household

Go to the Personal Info tab in TurboTax to make changes to your filing status. TurboTax asks questions in the interview  to help you choose the most beneficial filing status that you are qualified for.  If you want but are not getting the Head of Household filing status, it could be that you aren't meeting the qualifications. To file Head of Household you must be unmarried, have a qualifying person, and pay more than half of the cost of keeping up your home.

More information about the filing status Head of Household can be found here:

Yes, if you:

  1. Were unmarried as of December 31, 2016 and
  2. Paid more than half the cost to run your home (or the home of a qualifying parent) in 2016 (rent, mortgage, utilities, etc.) and
  3. Supported a qualifying person.

If you were still legally married as of December 31 and a child lives with you, you may qualify for Head of Household under a slightly different set of rules. Read more

When you go through the Personal Info section, we'll let you know if your situation qualifies you for Head of Household.

If you already went through this section, you can go back by simply clicking Personal Info and revisit (edit) the sections that contain information about yourself and/or your dependent(s).

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