head of household


head of household
head of house·hold: an unmarried individual who is not a surviving spouse and who maintains a household which for more than one-half of the taxable year is the principal abode of a person who qualifies as a dependent under section 2(b) of the Internal Revenue Code

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

head of household
n.
(1) A person who lives with and supports one or more people living in the same home, and generally manages household affairs.
(2) An unmarried taxpayer who houses and supports one or more dependents.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


head of household
1) For purposes of federal income taxes, a filing category for someone who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and who provides a home for at least one dependent for more than half of the year. The tax rate for someone filing as head of household is lower than it would be for someone filing as a single person.
2) The primary breadwinner in a family.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


head of household
n. The individual providing the primary support for a family.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


head of household
An individual in one family setting who provides actual support and maintenance to one or more individuals who are related to him or her through adoption, blood, or marriage.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


head of household
An individual in one family setting who provides actual support and maintenance to one or more individuals who are related to him or her through adoption, blood, or marriage.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

head of household
n.
   1) in federal income tax law, the person filing a tax return who manages the household which has dependents such as children and/or other dependent relatives living in the home, but does not file on a joint return with a spouse. The calculation of taxes is somewhat more favorable to a head of household than to a person filing singly.
   2) anyone who manages the affairs of the family living in a household, who need not be the husband/father or wife/mother, but could be a grandparent, uncle, aunt, son or daughter.
   3) "head of family."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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