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jewel
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My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

 
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pk
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My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

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RebeccaC
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My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

Did she have any income?
jewel
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My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

$17 in interest & $367 in dividends - So she files?
RebeccaC
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My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

If she had income yes she would need to file
jewel
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My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

$367 is capital gains.  $17 interest & $116  Qualified Dividends
pk
Level 12
Level 12

My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

you say your father died during 2015, so your mother should have filed Married Filing Joint for 2015, widowed/ single  for 2016 --- and are you saying that her  total world income is only $367 capital gains, $xxxx total dividends, $116 Q-dividends and $17 interest income ?  How does she live  -- did she have social security, IRA or pension from your father ?    Do you supprot her  or what ?
jewel
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My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

& her Social Security
pk
Level 12
Level 12

My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

If that is the totality of her income -- Interest income, Dividend income, Social Security  -- then she may not have to file because her taxable income after standard deduction and exemption would be  ZERO ( negative ).
pk
Level 12
Level 12

My father died 5/3/2015 My mother filed widowed for 2015, single for 2016 as recommended. She owed nothing in 2015 & nothing for 2016. Does she need to file?

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