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Claiming Head Of Household

John Beauchamp of Holt and wife Joan, Worcester Cathedral, 1388

from The Balance

Can Two Taxpayers Claim Head of Household Status at the Same Address?

As many as a quarter to a half of all disputed custody cases in the U.S. involve domestic violence. Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D, New York professor of psychology at Sienna College went through it herself, battl...

from Money

Head of Household Filing Status, Explained

Taxpayers claiming the Head of Household filing status benefit from a higher standard deduction and lower tax rates than single taxpayers.


Tips to Help ADHD Parents Get Organized

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Lilly Maxwell c.1867 owned a shop in Manchester and therefore she would have been able to vote if she was a man. Her name appeared on the list of voters for Manchester. She was encouraged by Lydia Becker to be a test case. The returning officer allowed Maxwell to vote at Chorlton Town Hall. Becker encouraged 5,346 other female heads of households to apply for their names to appear on the electoral rolls. These claims were presented at the Court of Common Pleas on 2 Nov. 1868, but failed

from Sandra Merville Hart

Mark Twain Briefly Holds Property at Lake Tahoe

The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed United States citizens to file a claim for free federal land, up to 160 acres. This privilege allowed heads of households or adults 21 and over to pay a sma…

Jerry Shores, a freed slave, claimed a homestead near Westerville, Nebraska.The Homestead Act allowed any head of household over 21 to stake a claim to public land. The Act took effect 1/1/1863 -- the same day Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Many Black Americans looked to the West as a place where they would have the freedom to own their own land. “Head of a household” included a single woman, or a single mother, and widows of Union soldiers could “prove up” a claim more…