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Hello, I have been married for 10 years and in the process of a divorce. But the divorce won't be final until this year. Can I file "single" on my taxes?
You will have to file as a married filing single or as a married filing joint. If you have children you may qualify as a head of household only if you ex-spouse did not live with you thelast six months of 2004.
Christopher Phelps, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Experience: CPA, CFP, PFS, Tax Practitioner 21 Years, Member AICPA/CSCPA Tax/Financial Planning Committee Member
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Christopher Phelps's Post: so, since we've been in two different places, then there are two different households
cause, she's claiming one son, i'm claiming the other
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Christopher Phelps's Post: so, since we've been in two different places, then there are two different households
cause, she's claiming one son, i'm claiming the other
You may each claim head of household status if neither of you lived in the others household during the last 6 months of 2004 and provided your home was the principal place of abode for at least one of your children for more then one-half of the year for whom you are entitled to claim a dependency exemption. So your child had to live with you for more then 6 months during 2004.

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