The article may contain affiliate links from partners. The words, opinions, and reviews are our own. Learn how we make money to support our financial wellness mission.
A Head of Household is when you are unmarried or ‘considered unmarried’ on the last day of the year. You paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year. A ‘qualifying person’ lived with you in the home for more than half the year (except for temporary absences such as school). However, if the ‘qualifying person’ is your dependent parent, he or she does not have to live with you.