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ccaldwell1219
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Can I file married filing jointly if my spouse died in 2018?

 
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Bsch4477
Level 15

Can I file married filing jointly if my spouse died in 2018?

You could have filed jointly in 2018, the year of her death but now you have to file as single if you have not remarried or do not have a qualifying child living with you. 

teresamorgan0301969
Level 5

Can I file married filing jointly if my spouse died in 2018?

Hello, @Bsch4477 

My wife passed away in April 2020. Should I file married/jointly for this past year or single?

Thank you,

Teresa M. 

CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

Can I file married filing jointly if my spouse died in 2018?

You can file Married Filing Jointly for the year of their death.  Sorry for your loss.

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