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Can an RDP use Head Of Household filing status on a California tax return?

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Can an RDP use Head Of Household filing status on a California tax return?

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Yes, RDPs can file HOH on a CA return if they maintain the main home for their child, stepchild, adopted child, or eligible foster child and are **considered not in a registered domestic partnership.

**To be considered not in a registered domestic partnership, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  •  Your RDP did not live in your home during the last six months of the tax year.
  •  You file a separate return.
  •  You pay more than half the cost of keeping up your home for the tax year.
  •  Your home was the main home for your child, stepchild, or eligible foster child for more than half the year.
  •  You must be able to claim an exemption for the child.

 

California requires taxpayers who use head of household filing status to file form FTB 3532, Head of Household Filing Status Schedule, to report how the head of household (HOH) filing status was determined.


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Views: 989 Created on: Jun 15, 2013
Date updated: Dec 20, 2018
Posted in: States, California

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