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Can I e-file a tax return for someone who is deceased?

SOLVEDby TurboTax3293Updated January 13, 2023

Yes, the IRS will allow tax returns for deceased taxpayers (also called decedent returns) to be e-filed.

Before you file a decedent return, make sure the Social Security Administration has been notified of the taxpayer's death. You can either go to their website or call 1-800-772-1213.  

Many (but not all) states allow decedent tax returns to be e-filed as well. We'll let you know when you get ready to e-file the state return.

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