What is the difference between head of household and married filing separately?

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asked Mar 31 in Other-Finance by Lestatt (480 points)
What is the difference between head of household and married filing separately?

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answered Apr 1 by Jodie (16,560 points)
You can only file as head of household on your taxes if you're single or separated from your spouse through divorce.

When you file jointly when married you usually get a bigger tax refund than if you file the taxes as married filing separately .

Married filing separately usually results in a lower amount of money when your tax refund arrives.

It's much better to file jointly if possible instead of separately to get a bigger tax refund.

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