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Who Can Claim Head of Household?

Claiming head of household status can lower your tax bill, but you have to qualify.


[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Sep 19, 2020 by Matt Frankel, CFP

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Filing Status 2020 Standard Deduction
Married filing jointly $24,800
Head of household $18,650
Single/married filing separately $12,400

Data source: IRS

Marginal Tax Rate (Tax Bracket) 2020 Taxable Income Range -- Single 2020 Taxable Income Range -- Head of Household
10% $0 - $9,875 $0 - $14,100
12% $9,876 - $40,125 $14,101 - $53,700
22% $40,126 - $85,525 $53,701 - $85,500
24% $85,526 - $163,300 $85,501 - $163,300
32% $163,301 - $207,350 $163,301 - $207,350
35% $207,351 - $518,400 $207,351 - $518,400
37% Above $518,400 Above $518,400

Data source: IRS

Single Head of Household
Gross income $70,000 $70,000
Standard deduction $12,400 $18,650
Taxable income $57,600 $51,350
Federal income tax (2020) $8,462 $5,880

Data source: IRS

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