Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
brownwj66
New Member

Do I say I am preparing this return for William, as his spouse on a joint return, since he has passed away in 2017?

This question concerns No. 3 under personal information.
1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
DanielV01
Expert Alumni

Do I say I am preparing this return for William, as his spouse on a joint return, since he has passed away in 2017?

Yes, you'll enter that way.  We are very sorry for your loss.  Since you are the surviving spouse, you will be able to file the return with your signature on behalf of both of you and do not need special power of attorney to do so.  Answering this question will open up the options in TurboTax that will allow you to file the return on behalf of the two of you.

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

View solution in original post

1 Reply
DanielV01
Expert Alumni

Do I say I am preparing this return for William, as his spouse on a joint return, since he has passed away in 2017?

Yes, you'll enter that way.  We are very sorry for your loss.  Since you are the surviving spouse, you will be able to file the return with your signature on behalf of both of you and do not need special power of attorney to do so.  Answering this question will open up the options in TurboTax that will allow you to file the return on behalf of the two of you.

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v