- Asked by ekmankini
Here are the requirements for filing HOH.
To claim head of household you have to be unmarried or to be
considered unmarried. You are considered unmarried on the last day of the tax
year if you meet all the following tests:
1. You file a separate return.
2. You paid more than half the cost of keeping up your home for the tax year.
3. Your spouse did not live in your home during the last 6 months of the year.
4. Your home was the main home of your child, stepchild, or foster child for more than half the year.
5. You must be able to claim an exemption for the child. However you can meet this test if you cannot claim the exemption only because the noncustodial parent can claim the child.
B. You paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year.
C. A "qualifying person" lived with you in the home for more than half the year (except for temporary absences, such as school). However if the "qualifying person" is your dependent parent, he or she does not have to live with you.
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