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Can a couple that has a signed written separate agreement,

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Can a couple that has a signed written separate agreement, with equal custody of the two children use Head a Household filling status each of their tax return
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 2 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

To claim HOH while you are still married you would need to live apart for the last 6 month of the year and have to provide home for a qualifying dependent. A qualifying child for HOH purposes must life with the taxpayer more than 6 month. So yes, it is possible if you separated no later than Jun 30. If both of you claim Head of household the IRS most likely request children's proof of residency: school records, medical records or any other official records with your address and child's name.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 2 months ago.

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