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taliesinchristop
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If I was legally divorced on December 27th 2019, and I want to know if I have to file married or can I file single?

 
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TomK100
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If I was legally divorced on December 27th 2019, and I want to know if I have to file married or can I file single?

If you were legally divorced on 12/27/2019, then yes, you can file as single.  You may also qualify for Head of Household instead if you have dependents and meet the requirements.

 

You can qualify for Head of Household if you:

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

After you answer all the questions about yourself and your dependents at the beginning of your return, we'll let you know if your situation qualifies for Head of Household.

 

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TomK100
Employee Tax Expert

If I was legally divorced on December 27th 2019, and I want to know if I have to file married or can I file single?

If you were legally divorced on 12/27/2019, then yes, you can file as single.  You may also qualify for Head of Household instead if you have dependents and meet the requirements.

 

You can qualify for Head of Household if you:

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

After you answer all the questions about yourself and your dependents at the beginning of your return, we'll let you know if your situation qualifies for Head of Household.

 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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