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AL5
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Per Pub 504, HOH can claim standard deduction even if other spouse itemizes. Is the reverse also true - can HOH itemize even if spouse takes the standard deduction?

We are legally married but "considered unmarried" by IRS definition.  We don't live in community property state.

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Coleen3
Intuit Alumni

Per Pub 504, HOH can claim standard deduction even if other spouse itemizes. Is the reverse also true - can HOH itemize even if spouse takes the standard deduction?

Yes. It works both ways.

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Coleen3
Intuit Alumni

Per Pub 504, HOH can claim standard deduction even if other spouse itemizes. Is the reverse also true - can HOH itemize even if spouse takes the standard deduction?

Yes. It works both ways.

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