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Head of household vs married filing jointly

If you are married and living with your spouse at any time during the last six months of the year you cannot file as Head of Household.

When you are married you should be filing as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $12,600 and you each receive a personal exemption of $4,050.

Even if you could file as HOH the standard deduction is $9,300, which is far less than the standard deduction for Married Filing Jointly.

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Head of household vs married filing jointly

What is your question?
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Do you live with your spouse?
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Head of household vs married filing jointly

Y can't I file head of household married wife doesn't work
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Head of household vs married filing jointly

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Head of household vs married filing jointly

single vs head of household
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Head of household vs married filing jointly

If you are married and living with your spouse at any time during the last six months of the year you cannot file as Head of Household.

When you are married you should be filing as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $12,600 and you each receive a personal exemption of $4,050.

Even if you could file as HOH the standard deduction is $9,300, which is far less than the standard deduction for Married Filing Jointly.

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