Head of Household Filing Status Tax Year 2018
Single With a Dependent
If you were single with dependents in 2018, find out if you could file as Head of Household. You could enjoy lower tax rates, a higher standard deduction, and qualify more easily for different tax credits. A lot of single parents are Heads of Household and so are other unmarried people with dependents (and, with some exception, legally married people - see details on unmarried persons). To file as a Head of Household, you have to be unmarried (details for unmarried exceptions) and you have to support a qualifying person.
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 on a tax return, 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 filing a current year tax return on eFile.com, we handle all of this for you based on your answers so you can select the filing status that best fits your situation.
Find out how to how to file as Head of Household.
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