Yes, your deceased return will need to be paper filed. If your spouse died in 2020, then you file a joint return for 2020, unless you remarried.
Each situation is unique. I recommend you run through the IRS How Do I File a Deceased Person program. It is very detailed and will tell you exactly what is best for your situation.
I am very sorry for your loss.
IND-941 IRS reject -- The Spouse SSN in the Return Header has been locked because Social Security Administration records indicate the number belongs to a deceased individual.
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The IRS website says that I can e-file in this situation but it rejected it and I did everything it said to do? I put deceased and the date. Don't know why it was rejected. Can someone from turbo tax help with why?
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If you are getting refund, then the tax return actually must be paper filed and Form 1310 must be added. This is the form the IRS needs in order to issue a check for a deceased person in someone else's name.
Persons passing away after December 31, 2019 may be eligible for both stimulus payments on the 2020 tax return.
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