I am single -unmarried with a 5 yr old son. I have some questions regarding filing status/ EITC and dependents. My son lives with me but his dad pays daycare. Dad does not qualify for EITC due to his income. My income meets the qualifications. Can dad claim him as a dependent, and I separately claim just the EITC? Also what would my filing status be-single or can I still claim head of household even though I am not claiming him as a dependent?