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If my 16 year old son passed away on May 16, 2017 can I file a tax return for him this year and do I file as Head of Household?

He lived with me full time and I have had full custody his whole life.

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If my 16 year old son passed away on May 16, 2017 can I file a tax return for him this year and do I file as Head of Household?

I am so very sorry for your loss.  Yes, you can claim your son as a dependent for your 2017 tax return and file as Head of Household.

**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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If my 16 year old son passed away on May 16, 2017 can I file a tax return for him this year and do I file as Head of Household?

I am so very sorry for your loss.  Yes, you can claim your son as a dependent for your 2017 tax return and file as Head of Household.

**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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If my 16 year old son passed away on May 16, 2017 can I file a tax return for him this year and do I file as Head of Household?

Thank you xmasbaby0....do I need to use a special form to file or just file as usual...a 1040EZ?
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If my 16 year old son passed away on May 16, 2017 can I file a tax return for him this year and do I file as Head of Household?

You are welcome.  No special form needed. Again, so sorry.
**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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