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Unformatted text preview: o Not responsible for spouses self-employment issues if they arise o In the process of a divorce o If a spouse has significant medical expenses, they may be more attainable Disadvantages o Have the least favorable tax benefit o Coordinate who claim dependents o Lose tax credits that may have been available if filing jointly Head of household Advantages o Higher standard deduction than filing single o Lower tax rate than filing single if you have a qualifying dependent Qualifying widow Advantages o Receive the same deductions and tax rates as a taxpayer who is married filing joint (two years following the death of a spouse)...
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- Spring '10