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Should have filing status of QSS. The spouse passed in 2022 and I answered the question. In 2022 filed MFJ, 2023 should be QSS. Is there a trick to getting turbo tax?

How do I get turbo tax to give me filing status of QSS? I stated that the spouse passed in 2022 and have not remarried
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ThomasM125
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Should have filing status of QSS. The spouse passed in 2022 and I answered the question. In 2022 filed MFJ, 2023 should be QSS. Is there a trick to getting turbo tax?

You need to be providing for a home in which your dependent lives to qualify for qualifying surviving spouse filing status. The benefits of this filing status is that you will get the larger standard deduction and lower marginal tax rates as if you were filing married-joint. You can learn more here:  Surviving spouse status

 

You need to edit the personal information section in TurboTax for yourself and when you come to the screen that says Were you Married? Indicate that you were widowed and that your spouse passed away in 2022:

 

On the next screen, indicate that you want to change your filing status from single to surviving spouse:

 

Proceed though the section to indicate that you furnish over 1/2 the cost of a home in which your dependent lives. I am sorry for your loss.

 

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