My spouse passed away last year, how do I file?

My wife passed away in October of 2012, I don't think I can file married anymore as I am not technically married (I am a widower). What status do I file under?
  • I though I need to submit some form verifying my spouse passed away in 2013? Do you know what form that is?
  • No. Your are only to write on the top of form 1040 that one of the joint fillers has died.  When you tell TT that one died during the year, TT will make the require notation.
I'm sorry for your loss. You can file Married Filing Joint for the 2012 tax year with no issues. You get to claim your spouse for the entire year. When you enter your spouse's information under the Personal Info section, there's a checkbox for "this tax filer passed away in 2012". Select that box and you're good to go.
    You may still file a joint return for the year your spouse died.

      OK, so now what do I do


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