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snappy2016
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My husband died in 2015

I filed an individual tax return in 2015 for my husband and me. Does the Widow Exemption work more in my favor than head of household? Can I get both?
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PaulaM
Employee Tax Expert

My husband died in 2015

No, you can't get both filing statuses. Complete the Personal Info section and the interview questions will determine the most advantages filing status for you. 

See below for the requirements for each status.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894553-do-i-qualify-for-head-of-household

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000170830

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