Head of Household

The most frequently asked tax questions related to Head of Household
Can't find the answer to your question? Ask a tax question.

View All Tax Questions

Head of Household

Tax Rate Schedule - Head of Household - 2016

Asked Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by an anonymous user
For 2016:
The Tax between 0 and $13,250 = 10%,
between $13,251 and $50,400 the Tax = 1,325 plus 15% over 13,250
between $50,400 and $130,150 the Tax = 6,897.50 plus 25% over 50,400,
between $130,150 and $210,800 the Tax = 26,835 plus 28% over 130,150,,
between $210,800 and $413,850 the Tax = 49,417 plus 33% over 210,800
>between $413,350 and $441,000 the Tax = 116,258.50 plus 35% over 413,350
over $441 the Tax = 125,936 plus 39.6% over 441,000
Tax Question Answered By CPAdirectory
Answer Provided by: CPAdirectory

Head of Household

Can I claim Head of Household filing status because my relatives signed a multiple support agreement?

Asked Thursday, January 05, 2012 by an anonymous user
No. You are not eligible to choose head of household filing status if the qualifying person is your dependent because a multiple support agreement Form 2120 was filed.
Tax Question Answered By CPAdirectory
Answer Provided by: CPAdirectory

Head of Household

Can I file as head of household , I am single and live alone and have no dependents ?

Asked Thursday, January 05, 2012 by an anonymous user
No. To use the Head of Household filing status, you must have paid over half the cost of keeping up a home for you and a child or other qualifying person for over half the year.
Tax Question Answered By CPAdirectory
Answer Provided by: CPAdirectory

Head of Household

I am filing as head of household , what is the Gross income amount to determine if I must file a tax return

Asked Thursday, January 05, 2012 by an anonymous user
For the current year, If your filing status is head of household and you are under 65 then your gross income must be at least $12,850 ($12,500 in 2012). If you are 65 or older then your gross income must be at least $14,350 ($13,950 in 2012). Gross income does not include Social Security benefits.
Tax Question Answered By CPAdirectory
Answer Provided by: CPAdirectory

Head of Household

I am unmarried with a child. Do I file using the filing status single, head of household or widow(er)?

Asked Thursday, January 05, 2012 by an anonymous user
If you are unmarried at the end of the year, you may be able to file as a head of household or widower if you pay for more than 50% of the household costs for the child or relative that lives with you. You may file as a widow(er) if you became a widow(er) in the 2 prior tax years, and in the current tax year you paid more than 50% of the household costs for you and the dependent child. The tax rates for widow(er) and head of household are more favorable than filing as a single.
Tax Question Answered By CPAdirectory
Answer Provided by: CPAdirectory

Head of Household

I am separated from my husband Can I file as Head of Household ?

Asked Thursday, January 05, 2012 by an anonymous user
If you lived apart from your spouse and your child lived with you for most of the year, you may qualify as unmarried head of household if the following criteria are met.
Your spouse was not a member of your household during the last 6 months of the year.
You provided over half the cost of keeping up the household. You maintain your home as the principal place of abode for your child, stepchild or adopted child for more than half of the year. You are entitled to claim the child as a dependent.
Speak to your local CPA if you still have a question about your filing status on your tax return.
Tax Question Answered By CPAdirectory
Answer Provided by: CPAdirectory

Head of Household

When my divorce is finalized, what is my filing status?

Asked Thursday, January 05, 2012 by an anonymous user
In the year you are divorced you must file as single or head of household if you have a child living with you.
Tax Question Answered By CPAdirectory
Answer Provided by: CPAdirectory