Eligibility Requirements for Head of Household Filing Status
When you file and how you file, can many times become a defining moment in the divorce process.
Your income tax filing status is determined by your legal marital status (according to state law) at the end of the year –
- If you were still married at December 31st, you can file Jointly, Head of Household (HH), if eligible, or Married Filing Separate (MFS)
- If you were divorced (final decree) or had a decree of Limited Divorce by December 31st, you can file Single or Head of Household (if eligible)
Complete the form on the right, get your free copy, see if you are eligible, save on taxes, and possibly change the direction of your divorce negotiations.