I should be getting my last W2 any day now and am going to go file taxes as soon as I do. My husband and I have been separated since September of last year, but we aren't legally separated (we didn't file for legal separation). Can I file separated head of household even though we aren't legally separated? Or do I have to file married filing separately or married filing jointly?
by Anonymous - Original PosterJanuary 31 at 11:01 PM
by JacksonGirlFebruary 1 at 5:12 AMIf I'm reading your post right he was with you more than half of last yr so you could file married filing separately but I don't believe you can claim head of household. I give you a bump for someone who knows for sure.
by SoKameleFebruary 1 at 7:33 AM
You can...but it won't be legal.....so if you get audited...you'll have to pay it back.
Legally...you file......married filing seperately........and after you're divorced.....you file head of household.
by AnonymousFebruary 1 at 9:08 AMMarried separately, but not heaq of household.
by sunriseknFebruary 1 at 9:48 AM
There are 3 requirements for filing Head of household. Just read them and see if they fit you.
by AnonymousFebruary 1 at 10:02 AMThere is a test to determine if you can claim head of household and you must answer yes to all. Because you lived with him more than 6 months you don't qualify for hoh.
You must file married separate or marries joint.