Wife passed away 2017. Do I file jointly for 2018, she has some 1099R income showing in 2018?
Any 1099-R income after the date of death belongs to the named benificuary of the retirement account or the estate if there was no named benificuary. The 1099-R paid in 2018 should have a box 7 code indicating that the payment is inherited and the beneficiary SSN on the 1099-R.
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