Submitted By: someone
Answered: April 21, 2017 8:49 am

My husband died in 2016. Can I deduct his funeral expenses on our joint return for that year?

Sorry for your loss, but unfortunately, funeral expenses cannot be claimed as an income tax deduction. If the value of your husband’s estate was large enough to require the filing of a federal estate tax return, then funeral expenses can be deducted on that return, Form 706.

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Tax Glossary

Foreign earned income exclusion

In 2007, up to $85,700 of foreign earned income is exempt from tax if a foreign residence or physical presence test is met.

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