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Should I file head of household ?

My husband and I got married in June and he was a non alien resident. He got his resident status in November and he has no income. We have a child who was born in May. How should I file?
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Opus 17
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Should I file head of household ?

Married filing jointly is almost always best.  You can't file as head of household unless you lived separately for all of the second half of the year.  If you file as married filing separately you can list your spouse as a personal exemption but the tax rates are usually higher and some deductions and credits are reduced or disallowed.

*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

Should I file head of household ?

Married filing jointly is almost always best.  You can't file as head of household unless you lived separately for all of the second half of the year.  If you file as married filing separately you can list your spouse as a personal exemption but the tax rates are usually higher and some deductions and credits are reduced or disallowed.

*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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