Tag Archives: head of household status

Custodial Parent

Today TaxMama® hears from Dok0619 in the TaxQuips Forum with the eternal problem. “I am separated from my wife and she has our two kids. She left August of 2012. In November our lawyers made a temporary custody agreement for us and I have been voluntarily paying her child support until we finally go to […]

Qualifying Person for HOH

Today TaxMama hears from Orla in Colorado. “I have a friend who has provided full support for his girl friend who is unemployed, and her daughter who is 18 and in high school. They both have lived with him for the full year. He should be able to file head of household but can he […]

Claiming my Parents

Today TaxMama hears from April in California, who’s done some research. “I’d like to include my parents as qualifying dependents on my 2009 personal tax return (single). My father has been out of luck in the job market since late 2008, and has been collecting unemployment insurance. Their interest income plus unemployment would be over […]

Relationship Doubts

Today TaxMama hears from Kevin in California who asks. “I know California isn’t a common-law state. But are there any other tax issues that I need to be aware of if I decide not to get married to my long-term girlfriend? With such high divorce rates, I’m beginning to think that remaining committed partners is […]

Year End Wedding

Today TaxMama hears from Annie in Alabama who tells us. “My daughter got married on 12/23/06. She is a full time student. Now her husband want to file with her. Can I still file with her as a dependent? Or does her husband get to file with her?” ~~~~ Dear Annie, If your daughter is […]