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wind84
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How do I change from standard deduction to head of household in the app?

 
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DanaB27
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How do I change from standard deduction to head of household in the app?

Please follow these instructions to review your filing status in the app:

  1. Click on the menu button at the top left corner
  2. Click on “My Info
  3. Scroll down to “Marital Status” and click “Edit
  4. Continue to answer the questions

 

Please be aware that to change your filing status to head of household you will need to meet the requirements listed here: Do I qualify for Head of Household?

 

You are able to get the Standard Deduction with each filing status. The Standard deductions for 2019 are:

  • Single - $12,200 add $1,650 if age 65 or older
  • Married Filing Separately - $12,200 add $1,300 if age 65 or older
  • Married Filing Jointly - $24,400 add $1,300 for each spouse age 65 or older
  • Head of Household - $18,350 add $1,650 if age 65 or older
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How do I change from standard deduction to head of household in the app?

Am I Head of Household?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894553-do-i-qualify-for-head-of-household

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2900097-what-is-a-qualifying-person-for-head-of-household

 

If you qualify as Head of Household, when you enter your filing status (single or married filing separately) into Personal Info, and then enter your qualifying dependent, TurboTax will offer HOH as your filing status.

 

The program gives you the standard deduction unless you enter enough itemized deductions to exceed your standard deduction.

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