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Cibuk
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Father died 4/15/17 and Mother just passed 8/10/17. Can I file joint return for both as 'deceased filing jointly' for 2017?

 
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SweetieJean
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Father died 4/15/17 and Mother just passed 8/10/17. Can I file joint return for both as 'deceased filing jointly' for 2017?

In the case of death of one spouse or both spouses, the joint return with respect to the decedent(s) may be made only by the executor or administrator.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/6013

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SweetieJean
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Father died 4/15/17 and Mother just passed 8/10/17. Can I file joint return for both as 'deceased filing jointly' for 2017?

In the case of death of one spouse or both spouses, the joint return with respect to the decedent(s) may be made only by the executor or administrator.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/6013

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