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My spouse died in dec 2017 and i filed our joint tax return, do i need to file an estate tax return for the same year?

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My spouse died in dec 2017 and i filed our joint tax return, do i need to file an estate tax return for the same year?

Since you are the surviving spouse, there is no reason to file an estate tax return unless the spouse left a large complex estate.