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DHunt87
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Im married and live with a parent along with my spouse and two children, can my parent claim my child as a qualifying person so she can file head of household?

My husband and I pay a designated rent price per month to my parent but we provide food, diapers, clothes, etc for our children and pay our own bills (not utility or mortgage). Is my parent allowed to claim my child as a qualifying person so she can file head of household? 

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Anita01
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Im married and live with a parent along with my spouse and two children, can my parent claim my child as a qualifying person so she can file head of household?

She can claim any one of you as a qualifying person for head of Household if she pays  more then half the cost of maintaining the household itself for the full year, where a qualifying person lives for more than half the year.    That means she pays for the household, which would include the mortgage, property tax, utility bills, maintenance costs etc.,, She does not have to pay the costs of supporting the qualifying person.  If your rent payment exceeds half the costs of maintaining the house, she could not be head of household.

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