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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

 
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

You can not find out from the IRS. The IRS is prevented by privacy laws from revealing such information

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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

How about the person that prepares your taxes
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

You can not find out from the IRS. The IRS is prevented by privacy laws from revealing such information

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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

How about the person that prepares your taxes
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

No ethical tax preparer will tell you anything about another person's tax return.
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

Have you asked the other family members living there?
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

You are correct, if you are assuming that only one person in a household can claim HoH.
It's theoretically possible for two to be HoH; but from a practical application, is not. The rule is that you must have paid more than half the household expenses. If you paid more than half, the other person must have paid less than half.
If your situation closely matches the IRS "Acknowledged Significant Advice" at the link below, you probably qualify. <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.unclefed.com/ForTaxProfs/irs-wd/1998/1998-041.pdf">http://www.unclefed.com/ForTaxProfs/ir...> . It's a tough standard to meet and most living arrangements will not qualify. If you try it, be prepared to prove it with detailed accounting records of household expenses.
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

If you qualify to claim HOH, go ahead and do so. If someone else does well, the IRS will contact both of you and sort it out.
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

Be aware that if two taxpayers file HOH for the same address you can be sure that both will receive a from 886-H-HOH to fill out within a year or two after filing.  That form requires that you supply all of the documentation to support your claim.

<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=form+886-h-hoh&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8">https://www.google.com/search?q=fo...>
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

If you can't find out, what can you do?

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Can you find out if someone else is claiming head of household at your address

You can not do anything except file a correct tax return.  If someone else that is not qualified to do so also files as Head of Household at your residence, the IRS will intervene.  However, you can't and should not worry about what the other person does.  As long as you are filing a accurate tax return, you should have zero issues when claiming your refund.  

 

You can qualify for Head of Household if you:

  1. Were unmarried as of December 31, 2019 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.

If you were still legally married as of December 31, 2019 and a child lives with you, you can qualify for Head of Household under a slightly different set of rules. Read more

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.

 

You can also revisit these questions by selecting My Info (online) or Personal Info (software), and then selecting Edit next to your name or your dependent's.

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