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lynnayoung
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What is a qualifying widower?

 
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SamiaI
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What is a qualifying widower?

It is one of the filing status out of the 5 statuses that the IRS offers (Single, Married filing jointly, Married filing separately,Head of household, Qualifying widow or widower). Qualifying Widower is a filing status that allows you to retain the benefits of the Married Filing Jointly status for two years after the year of your spouse's death.

If your spouse died in 2015 or 2016, you didn't remarry in 2017, and you have a child that meets certain qualifications, you might be able to file as a Qualifying Widow(er) which has certain tax advantages. When you go through the Personal Info section in TurboTax, we'll ask a series of questions to determine if you meet those requirements.

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SamiaI
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What is a qualifying widower?

It is one of the filing status out of the 5 statuses that the IRS offers (Single, Married filing jointly, Married filing separately,Head of household, Qualifying widow or widower). Qualifying Widower is a filing status that allows you to retain the benefits of the Married Filing Jointly status for two years after the year of your spouse's death.

If your spouse died in 2015 or 2016, you didn't remarry in 2017, and you have a child that meets certain qualifications, you might be able to file as a Qualifying Widow(er) which has certain tax advantages. When you go through the Personal Info section in TurboTax, we'll ask a series of questions to determine if you meet those requirements.

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Dany  sauceda
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What is a qualifying widower?

 

 

DanielV01
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What is a qualifying widower?

See the following IRS link to see the definition of this term and whether or not you might qualify to claim as such:  Qualifying Widow(er)

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