head of household

Definition of "head of household"
  1. An unmarried or legally separated individual who financially supports and provides a home for at least one dependent for more than half a year, commonly the primary earner in a family
How to use "head of household" in a sentence
  1. After her divorce, Linda qualifies to file her taxes as a head of household now that she provides for her child.
  2. Jim adjusted his tax status to head of household after taking full responsibility for his aging parents.
  3. The new tax law changes could greatly impact those filing as the head of household.

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