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rbmartin_34
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If my wife is considered a homemaker can I claim her as a dependent and file head of household???

 
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xmasbaby0
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If my wife is considered a homemaker can I claim her as a dependent and file head of household???

NO. You do not “claim” a spouse as a dependent.  By filing as “Married Filing Jointly” you will each get the $4050 personal exemptions and the standard deduction of $12,600 for a married couple.

You can file a joint return even if one of the spouses had little or no income.

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