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lumbee45
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Can someone help me. My husband died July 25, 2020. Last year we filed Jointly with me as primary. Do I file jointly again because he received Social Security?

How do I file this year? We received the $2,400 but I have not gotten the $600 yet. How do I file?
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Can someone help me. My husband died July 25, 2020. Last year we filed Jointly with me as primary. Do I file jointly again because he received Social Security?

Sorry for your loss.  Yes you can file a Joint return for 2020.  Just file as before with both your incomes.  You can get the Stimulus payments.  I think you will also the 600 for him too.  There will be a screen asking for the amounts you already received.  

pk
Level 12
Level 12

Can someone help me. My husband died July 25, 2020. Last year we filed Jointly with me as primary. Do I file jointly again because he received Social Security?

@lumbee45  I am so sorry for your loss.  

Since  the passing of your husband was in 2020, you still  can file as Married Filing Joint for the year 2020.  Thereafter you are a widow ( essentially treated as single ) for tax purposes unless  you have dependents  for whom you maintain a household -- in which case you can continue  to file as Head of Household.

 

Dose this help or is there more I can do for you ?

fanfare
Level 15

Can someone help me. My husband died July 25, 2020. Last year we filed Jointly with me as primary. Do I file jointly again because he received Social Security?

If you have a dependent, file as a Qualifying Widow for 2021, not Head of Household.

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