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The tax payer is filing as a widow having lost her spouse in 2018. She has received his salary check for $399. How do I enter salary on her tax return

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Sounds like the employer missed the boat on reporting, but for $399 follow Bob's advice.

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How was it reported by the employer?

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i.e. which name and SSN were on the W-2?

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Assuming this payment was made in 2019, I'd suppose it should have been reported in Box 3 of 1099-MISC and that would be reported as Miscellaneous Income on the 2019 return.

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Regardless of how it was reported, it goes on Line 8 of Schedule 1.  If there was income tax withheld, though, I would be tempted to use Form 4852 and call it a missing 1099-R.  For withheld FICA taxes, that's a matter between the taxpayer and the employer.  

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The W2 was in the name of the deceased spouse.

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Sounds like the employer missed the boat on reporting, but for $399 follow Bob's advice.

This week's special - get a free set of ACME snow tires with every return prepared. ($300 extra if you want air in the tires)

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Hi

It was reported on his W2.

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