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How should I file my husband taxes, since he died 6/30/2017 and he used to file single separate and I file single.

 
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How should I file my husband taxes, since he died 6/30/2017 and he used to file single separate and I file single.

So sorry for your loss.  For the tax year in which your spouse died, you are allowed to file a married filing jointly return.  You need to indicate on it that your spouse passed away in Personal Info.  By filing a joint return, you would get the personal exemptions for each of you and the married filing jointly standard deduction of $12,700.  all of your itemized deductions  (if any) would then go on that joint return.

In Personal Info  the question of whether your spouse passed away will come up on the screen that says "Do Any of These Apply to [name]? "  

Note:  You must have meant you were filing married filing separately in the past, I hope, since if you were married you could not file as single.

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How should I file my husband taxes, since he died 6/30/2017 and he used to file single separate and I file single.

So sorry for your loss.  For the tax year in which your spouse died, you are allowed to file a married filing jointly return.  You need to indicate on it that your spouse passed away in Personal Info.  By filing a joint return, you would get the personal exemptions for each of you and the married filing jointly standard deduction of $12,700.  all of your itemized deductions  (if any) would then go on that joint return.

In Personal Info  the question of whether your spouse passed away will come up on the screen that says "Do Any of These Apply to [name]? "  

Note:  You must have meant you were filing married filing separately in the past, I hope, since if you were married you could not file as single.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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How should I file my husband taxes, since he died 6/30/2017 and he used to file single separate and I file single.

Do you have any dependent children?
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How should I file my husband taxes, since he died 6/30/2017 and he used to file single separate and I file single.

"he used to file single separate and I file single."
That is not allowed unless you were legally separated all those years.
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How should I file my husband taxes, since he died 6/30/2017 and he used to file single separate and I file single.

Do you mean he filed as Married Filing Separately (and you did too)?  You can not file Single if you were married even if you were separated.
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