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Are you legally separated or are you just living apart?
Hello again lcam,
Thank you for the clarification.
It is correct that even though you are not legally separated, if you have been living apart for the last 6 months of the year, and one of you also provides a home for a dependent child, then that person may claim head of household status.
As far as you being able to claim the entire amount of the mortgage interest and property tax deductions, you would be allowed to do this, assuming that your name is XXXXX XXXXX deed to the home as an equitable owner, and you are the one who actually made those payments. It will not matter that the funds used were from a joint account.
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Thank you lcamden