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Ask A CPA - Deceased Taxpayers

1. Are funeral expenses deductible on my personal income tax return?

2. Are medical expenses after the date of death deductible?

3. How do I claim a refund for a deceased taxpayer?

4. How do I expedite the Estate closing process?

5. How do I file my current year’s tax return if my spouse passed away during the year?

6. I am filing as a qualifying widow with a dependent child, What is the gross income amount to determine if I must file a tax return?

7. What income tax returns must be filed on behalf of the deceased?

8. When I remarry, will I lose the survivor benefits I receive from Social Security ?

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