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Deceased person tax return

Level 1
last updated ‎June 17, 2020 10:55 AM

Filing a joint return and both taxpayers are deceased and there is tax due. If we file electronically, does the personal representative need to "sign" the return?

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Level 14
last updated ‎June 17, 2020 10:55 AM

Yes. Also if paper filed.

Level 10
last updated ‎June 17, 2020 10:55 AM

Are both estates solvent?  Do they have the same beneficiaries?  Are there two PR's, or just one for the spouse who was the second to die?  Are you sure you want to file a joint return?