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HOW DO YOU FILE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD FOR FEDERAL AND SINGLE FOR CALIFORNIA?

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I doubt you can, you would have to prepare 2 returns.  I also am having a hard time thinking of a reason to.  Care to share?

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I doubt you can, you would have to prepare 2 returns.  I also am having a hard time thinking of a reason to.  Care to share?

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CA generally requires federal filing status to be used with limited exceptions.  Not sure how the exceptions could be met where one could file HoH for federal but Single for CA.

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I'm not a Californian, so I could be completely wrong, but I seem to remember that California requires the person to live with you, and does not accept the Federal rule that a parent can live elsewhere.
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CA rules for parents/step-parents who live apart are the same as federal though.
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I guess I was wrong about that.  :smile::smile:
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With CA, anything is possible though. :joy::joy:
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https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/Filing-status-information.shtml

https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/hoh/com-reasons.shtml would indicate why you might be Single for CA, but I doubt that the same reason would not apply to Fed.


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