If you are single but live with someone and pay half the bills can you both file as head of household?

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    No, you cannot both file as head of household. One of the requirements for the head of household filing status is that you paid more than half the cost of keeping up your home. If you each paid exactly half, then neither of you paid more than half, so neither of you can file as head of household. If one of you did pay more than half, then the other paid less than half and therefore does not meet the requirement for head of household. No more than one person in the household can file as head of household.
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