I need to file married filing separately but it won't let me change it, spouse deceased as of jan 20, 2016
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I need to file married filing separately but it won't let me change it, spouse deceased as of jan 20, 2016

 
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I need to file married filing separately but it won't let me change it, spouse deceased as of jan 20, 2016

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband! I don't know if you want to or if you think you have to file married filing separately.  The IRS allows the spouse of a deceased spouse to file as married filing jointly for the year of death.  So, if you want, you may file as MFJ for 2016.  I have included a Link below that will highlight the benefits for filing married filing jointly instead of married filing separately:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894449-is-it-better-for-a-married-couple-to-file-jointly-or-separ...

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