Learn how to prove "Head of Household" status for the IRS with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.
- First, you'll need to show that you provide more than half of the financial support for a dependent, like a child or your elderly parent. To prove this, just keep records of household bills, mortgage payments, property taxes, food and other necessary expenses you pay for.
- Second, you will need to show that your dependent lived with you for the entire year. School or medical records are a great way to do this.
If your dependent is your child however, then you'll only need to show that they lived with you for half of the year. That's it!
Remember, with TurboTax, we'll ask you simple questions about your life and help you fill out all the right tax forms. With TurboTax you can be confident your taxes are done right, from simple to complex tax returns, no matter what your situation.