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My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

Can roommates both claim HOH?

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My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

NO.  If all of you live together then only one of you can claim the child, and only one of you can be HOH.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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Level 15

My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

NO.  If all of you live together then only one of you can claim the child, and only one of you can be HOH.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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Level 15

My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

To be HOH, you must claim a qualifying dependent, and meet other requirements,
New Member

My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

So to be clear, if I claim my daughter as a dependent, but don't pay over half of the home expenses then I cannot claim her or  HOH?
Level 15

My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

You can claim her, but not HOH. Your GF cannot claim HOH unless she claims a dependent.
So who pays more than half of the household expenses?
New Member

My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

I guess right now she does since almost everything is split down the middle...
New Member

My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

So maybe she should claim our daughter and HOH.
Level 15

My girlfriend and I live together with our 7-month-old daughter. If I claim my daughter as a dependent, can my girlfriend claim HOH?

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.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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