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Definition of

head of household

Tax

US tax status for somebody with dependents in the United States, a federal tax filing status that qualifies a person to pay less income tax if they are unmarried or considered unmarried on the last day of the year, have paid more than half of the cost of keeping a home for the year, and have had a dependent child or other qualified dependent such as a parent living with them for more than half the year

Definitions of ’head of household’ and meaning of ’head of household’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’head of household’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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