Home › Forums › Dependents › Head of household filing status Taggedfilinghead of householdstatus 1 reply, 2 voices Last updated by Refundtalk 1 year, 1 month ago tara berksModerator @t_berks September 14, 2017 at 12:44 am #7272 To qualify for head of household filing status, do I have to claim my child as a dependent? If You Found The Information Here Was Useful Please Consider Sharing This Page! Tweet RefundtalkKeymaster @admin September 14, 2017 at 12:45 am #7273 Generally, to qualify for head of household, you must have a qualifying child or dependent. However, a custodial parent may be able to claim head of household filing status with a qualifying child even if he or she released a claim to exemption for the child. See Noncustodial parent is claiming an exemption for my child; do I still qualify as head of household? If You Found The Information Here Was Useful Please Consider Sharing This Page! Tweet Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.