Married Filing Head of Household
Many married taxpayers are now aware that they can be married and filing head of household. Can you file head of household if married? is a common question among married taxpayers. Filing head of household after getting married may result in lower taxes owed to the IRS if qualified.
If the taxpayer is married and decides not to file jointly with his or her spouse, he or she may qualify to file as a head of household. However, if the taxpayer chooses to file jointly, he or she cannot file as a head of household.
If the taxpayer has paid over half of the cost of keeping up the home for the whole year, then the next question to ask is if the taxpayer's spouse lived in the taxpayer's house any time during the last 6 months of the year.