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Head of household tax filers can claim significantly more tax deduction than their single counterparts. To qualify for head of household status you must be unmarried or living separately from your spouse for at least six months of the year. Temporary absences for work or school are not considered living separately. The head of household must pay more than half of the expenses for the home, including rent or a mortgage, utilities, repairs and property taxes. You must have a qualifying dependent, such as a child or elderly parent, residing in the home the majority of the year.