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Can my daughter file head of household for providing a home for her grandson who lived with her last year even though her daughter took him a dependent?

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My daughter filed filed with turbo tax and the wouldn't allow her to file head of household

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer.

No, her grandson does not qualify her to file as head of household.

In order to use "head of household" filing status, the taxpayer must have a qualifying child or qualifying relative that they can claim an exemption for. Your daughter cannot claim an exemption for her grandson because her daughter claimed him as an exemption on her tax return.

Also, it may be that the child's mother filed as head of household; a qualifying child cannot qualify more than one person as head of household.

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