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Answered: October 5, 2017 10:09 pm

Someone I know died in January 2017. Must a tax return be filed for him?

An income tax return must be filed for a decedent if his/her gross income for the year of death was over the filing threshold based on the person’s filing status at the time of death. A surviving spouse may be able to file a joint tax return with the decedent.

Tax Glossary

Grantor trust rules

Tax rules that tax the grantor of a trust on the trust income.

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