2017 Head of Household Filing Status

Compared to the single filing status, heads of household get lower tax rates, a higher standard deduction, and qualify more easily for some tax credits. A lot of single parents are heads of household, and so are other unmarried people with dependents. To file as a head of household, you have to be unmarried and you have to support a qualifying person.

File your current year tax return online on eFile.com! The eFile Tax App will help claim your filing status and other tax credits; this is only for current year returns as past year returns are not able to be electronically filed anywhere. The eFile platform handles the tax forms and calculations for you. Do you qualify for the head of household filing status this year? Use eFile.com to eFileIT in the current year!

2017 HOHucator
Are You a Head of Household?
Were you married as of 12/31 of the tax year?

How to Know if Someone Is Your Qualifying Person

It can be tricky to figure out if someone is your qualifying person. If you have a dependent, they may or may not also count as your qualifying person. A dependent is not always a qualifying person and you don't necessarily have to claim a qualifying person as a dependent.

Confused? Don't worry, we've made it easy for you! Just use the free Head of Household tool on this page. When you file your previous year, 2017 Return, check the head of household box on the 2017 Form 1040 before mailing it to the IRS.

Find out how to how to file as Head of Household plus more details.

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