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e0105133
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Head of Household: Grandchild meets criteria for HOH but dont want to claim exemption just get HOH. Turbotax either makes me HOH with exemption or single w/o exemption.

Questions: Changing to HOH? yes, it says recommended

Grandchild

Another Person, grand child

Name and age, 10 years old

US Citizen, whole year, none of these apply

No, GC didn't pay for more than half

Yes another relative ( her mother )

Yes, parent of GC

Higher income, I did

Right to claim,  if yes,  I get HOH and exemption

if no, single and no exemption

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IsabellaG
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Head of Household: Grandchild meets criteria for HOH but dont want to claim exemption just get HOH. Turbotax either makes me HOH with exemption or single w/o exemption.

You can’t do that. If the child is the Qualifying Child  of another person (the parent) you can only file as Head of Household  if you claim the child as a Qualifying Relative who is also claimed as your dependent. 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4791157

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