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Getting audit for Head of household from irs?

Asked by: tmoran 1386 views YA Discussion

Im getting audit for head of household from california irs. Since my son and his grandfather has the same name i think they thought i claimed the wrong person. Have anybody gone through this? Im not worried just curious if the IRS owes me more money.

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  1. the kid on Aug 14, 2012 Reply

    They don’t go by name, they go by the SSN you put on your return.

    The IRS and the CA state tax authority are entierly different. They wouldn’t owe you more money.

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  2. Cathi K on Aug 14, 2012 Reply

    CA or IRS. There is no CA IRS. This is very common. They have increased hoh audits by the truckload.

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  3. Bobbie on Aug 14, 2012 Reply

    And you do now the rules that you and the blood related qualifying dependent did have to meet for you to be able to qualify to use the HOH filing status during the tax filing season for this purpose RIGHT.
    Head of Household Generally, you may claim head of household filing status on your tax return only if you are unmarried and pay more than 50% of the costs of keeping up a home for yourself and your dependent(s) or other qualifying individuals.


    And they may even you to show them some good written proof for this purpose and time in your life.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 08/13/2012

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  4. Quick Answers on Aug 14, 2012 Reply

    The IRS routinely audits any claim for HOH.

    1. If you are still married, you must prove you didn’t live with your spouse *and* paid for more than half of your total cost of keeping up a home. This is significant because you probably claimed EIC and you can’t get that with MFS.

    2. The IRS goes by SSNs. Don’t see how they confused a child with a grandfather. Does he live with you? Maybe the IRS thinks he pays more of the cost than you do.

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  5. tro on Aug 14, 2012 Reply

    probably not

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