If My Spouse and I File Separately, Can I Claim Head of Household?

Dr. Friday Tax & Financial Firm, Inc.
Dr. Friday Tax & Financial Firm, Inc.
If My Spouse and I File Separately, Can I Claim Head of Household?
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Dr. Friday 0:00
Good day. I’m Dr. Friday president of Dr. Friday’s tax and financial firm. To get more info go to www.drfriday.com. This is a one minute moment.

Dr. Friday 0:12
This is a question believe it or not that I’m asked probably 10 times a month, at least. “I am married, but my husband and I file separately. So can I claim head of household with our child?” The answer is always no. I know when you’re in the software and you think, “If I click the head of household, I’m getting such a large return where if I’m filing married filing separately, I’m not getting nearly the refund.” This isn’t a game that one gives you the most. You have to do it properly. We have had more than one of those overturned and penalties and interest are pretty steep when you make those mistakes. If you need help check us out on the web at drfriday.com.

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