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saroconte
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Should I file as married filing jointly?

My wife passed away Nov.10 2016

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xmasbaby0
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Should I file as married filing jointly?

So sorry for your loss.  You can file a joint return for the year your spouse passed away; if you have dependent children you can file as a qualified widower for the next two years.  So if you still have dependent children you file as a qualified widower.  If not, you file as Single now.

**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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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Should I file as married filing jointly?

So sorry for your loss.  You can file a joint return for the year your spouse passed away; if you have dependent children you can file as a qualified widower for the next two years.  So if you still have dependent children you file as a qualified widower.  If not, you file as Single now.

**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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