Tax Filing Status for Widows
There are different tax filing status for widows and widowers. First of all widows or widowers can continue to file their tax returns using married filing jointly tax filing status if their spouses died during the current tax year. However, widows or widowers whose spouse died more than 2 years ago cannot file as married filing jointly taxpayers but need to file as either:
qualifying widows or widowers with dependent child, or
head of household taxpayers, or
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