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Filing taxes and separated?
by Anonymous
January 31, 2013 at 1:41 PM

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?


  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    January 31, 2013 at 11:01 PM


  • JacksonGirl
    February 1, 2013 at 5:12 AM
    If 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.
  • SoKamele
    February 1, 2013 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.

  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    February 1, 2013 at 9:08 AM
    Married separately, but not heaq of household.
  • sunrisekn
    February 1, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    There are 3 requirements for filing Head of household. Just read them and see if they fit you.

  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    February 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM
    There 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.
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