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kbrown1812
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Is it possible to use your PO Box to file HOH? If so why do it still ask for a physical address?? What happens if some use the phy addy to file HOH?

I was advised to file HOH using my PO Box so I did. My mom already filed using her physical address. I just moved in with my mom at the very end of the year.
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Opus 17
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Is it possible to use your PO Box to file HOH? If so why do it still ask for a physical address?? What happens if some use the phy addy to file HOH?

The address on your tax return is where you want to get mail from the IRS if they have issues with this tax return.  So don't use an old address.  The address has nothing to do with whether you qualify for HOH.

I don;t know whether using the same address is an automatic audit trigger, no one really knows what the audit triggers are.  But if you are legitimately HOH because you paid more than half your housing costs for the whole year, that should be easy to prove if you are asked.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

Is it possible to use your PO Box to file HOH? If so why do it still ask for a physical address?? What happens if some use the phy addy to file HOH?

The address on your tax return is where you want to get mail from the IRS if they have issues with this tax return.  So don't use an old address.  The address has nothing to do with whether you qualify for HOH.

I don;t know whether using the same address is an automatic audit trigger, no one really knows what the audit triggers are.  But if you are legitimately HOH because you paid more than half your housing costs for the whole year, that should be easy to prove if you are asked.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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