Major life milestones often have a major tax impact. Changes in your marital status, having a baby or adopting a child can have significant impact on your taxes. This is the place to ask questions about dependents, real estate, and other various scenarios that play a significant role in what taxes you pay.
02-24-2018 02:36 PM
I have been divorced since 2008. At the end of 2016 my ex-wife and minor son moved back into my house. I pay all house expenses and the home is in my name.
For the 2017 tax filing should we both file as single? My ex-wife has always claimed our son as a dependent. Can she file as head of household and I file as single?
I want to make sure we are filing correctly as I don't think a joint filing status is correct.
02-27-2018 03:01 PM
Since you are paying all the house expenses I really doubt your wife is providing most of your son's support. You both should
be filing as single. If anyone is head of household, it is you.