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R12
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What filing status if other parent claiming child?

I am head of my household but my coparent is claiming our child this year (per divorce decree), and I selected that the other parent is claiming the child, but do I also need to not make myself head of household and put "single" instead?
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KenH1
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What filing status if other parent claiming child?

If the other parent is claiming your child as a dependent, you can still claim Head of Household if the child lived with you for more than 6 months.

In TurboTax, the "# of months" question will give you Head of Household and the "custody agreement" question will remove the dependency exemption.

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KenH1
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What filing status if other parent claiming child?

If the other parent is claiming your child as a dependent, you can still claim Head of Household if the child lived with you for more than 6 months.

In TurboTax, the "# of months" question will give you Head of Household and the "custody agreement" question will remove the dependency exemption.

R12
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What filing status if other parent claiming child?

Thanks!!
KenH1
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What filing status if other parent claiming child?

You're welcome!
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