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Free state tax filing online state return Publication 559 - Main Content Table of Contents Personal RepresentativeDuties Fees Received by Personal Representatives Final Income Tax Return for Decedent—Form 1040Name, Address, and Signature When and Where To File Filing Requirements Income To Include Exemptions and Deductions Credits, Other Taxes, and Payments Tax Forgiveness for Armed Forces Members, Victims of Terrorism, and Astronauts Filing Reminders Other Tax InformationTax Benefits for Survivors Income in Respect of a Decedent Deductions in Respect of a Decedent Estate Tax Deduction Gifts, Insurance, and Inheritances Other Items of Income Income Tax Return of an Estate— Form 1041Filing Requirements Income To Include Exemption and Deductions Credits, Tax, and Payments Name, Address, and Signature When and Where To File Distributions to BeneficiariesIncome That Must Be Distributed Currently Other Amounts Distributed Discharge of a Legal Obligation Character of Distributions How and When To Report Bequest Termination of Estate Estate and Gift TaxesApplicable Credit Amount Gift Tax Estate Tax Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Comprehensive ExampleFinal Return for Decedent—Form 1040 Income Tax Return of an Estate—Form 1041 How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Personal Representative A personal representative of an estate is an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the decedent's property. Free state tax filing online state return Generally, an executor (or executrix) is named in a decedent's will to administer the estate and distribute properties as the decedent has directed. Free state tax filing online state return An administrator (or administratrix) is usually appointed by the court if no will exists, if no executor was named in the will, or if the named executor cannot or will not serve. Free state tax filing online state return In general, an executor and an administrator perform the same duties and have the same responsibilities. Free state tax filing online state return For estate tax purposes, if there is no executor or administrator appointed, qualified, and acting within the United States, the term “executor” includes anyone in actual or constructive possession of any property of the decedent. Free state tax filing online state return It includes, among others, the decedent's agents and representatives; safe-deposit companies, warehouse companies, and other custodians of property in this country; brokers holding securities of the decedent as collateral; and the debtors of the decedent who are in this country. Free state tax filing online state return Duties The primary duties of a personal representative are to collect all the decedent's assets, pay his or her creditors, and distribute the remaining assets to the heirs or other beneficiaries. Free state tax filing online state return The personal representative also must perform the following duties. Free state tax filing online state return Apply for an employer identification number (EIN) for the estate. Free state tax filing online state return File all tax returns, including income, estate and gift tax returns, when due. Free state tax filing online state return Pay the tax determined up to the date of discharge from duties. Free state tax filing online state return Other duties of the personal representative in federal tax matters are discussed in other sections of this publication. Free state tax filing online state return If any beneficiary is a nonresident alien, see Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities, for information on the personal representative's duties as a withholding agent. Free state tax filing online state return Penalty. Free state tax filing online state return   There is a penalty for failure to file a tax return when due unless the failure is due to reasonable cause. Free state tax filing online state return Reliance on an agent (attorney, accountant, etc. Free state tax filing online state return ) is not reasonable cause for late filing. Free state tax filing online state return It is the personal representative's duty to file the returns for the decedent and the estate when due. Free state tax filing online state return Identification number. Free state tax filing online state return   The first action you should take if you are the personal representative for the decedent is to apply for an EIN for the estate. Free state tax filing online state return You should apply for this number as soon as possible because you need to enter it on returns, statements, and other documents you file concerning the estate. Free state tax filing online state return You also must give the number to payers of interest and dividends and other payers who must file a return concerning the estate. Free state tax filing online state return   You can get an EIN by applying online at www. Free state tax filing online state return irs. Free state tax filing online state return gov (click on "Apply for an EIN Online" under the Tools heading). Free state tax filing online state return Generally, if you apply online, you will receive your EIN immediately upon completing the application. Free state tax filing online state return You can also apply using Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. Free state tax filing online state return Generally, if you apply by mail, it takes about 4 weeks to get your EIN. Free state tax filing online state return See the form instructions for other ways to apply. Free state tax filing online state return   Payers of interest and dividends report amounts on Forms 1099 using the identification number of the person to whom the account is payable. Free state tax filing online state return After a decedent's death, Forms 1099 must reflect the identification number of the estate or beneficiary to whom the amounts are payable. Free state tax filing online state return As the personal representative handling the estate, you must furnish this identification number to the payer. Free state tax filing online state return For example, if interest is payable to the estate, the estate's EIN must be provided to the payer and used to report the interest on Form 1099-INT, Interest Income. Free state tax filing online state return If the interest is payable to a surviving joint owner, the survivor's identification number, such as an SSN or ITIN, must be provided to the payer and used to report the interest. Free state tax filing online state return   If the estate or a survivor may receive interest or dividends after you inform the payer of the decedent's death, the payer should give you (or the survivor) a Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (or a similar substitute form). Free state tax filing online state return Complete this form to inform the payer of the estate's (or if completed by the survivor, the survivor's) identification number and return it to the payer. Free state tax filing online state return    Do not use the deceased individual's identifying number to file an individual income tax return after the decedent's final tax return. Free state tax filing online state return Also do not use it to make estimated tax payments for a tax year after the year of death. Free state tax filing online state return Penalty. Free state tax filing online state return   If you do not include the EIN or the taxpayer identification number of another person where it is required on a return, statement, or other document, you are liable for a penalty for each failure, unless you can show reasonable cause. Free state tax filing online state return You also are liable for a penalty if you do not give the taxpayer identification number of another person when required on a return, statement, or other document. Free state tax filing online state return Notice of fiduciary relationship. Free state tax filing online state return   The term fiduciary means any person acting for another person. Free state tax filing online state return It applies to persons who have positions of trust on behalf of others. Free state tax filing online state return A personal representative for a decedent's estate is a fiduciary. Free state tax filing online state return Form 56. Free state tax filing online state return   If you are appointed to act in a fiduciary capacity for another, you must file a written notice with the IRS stating this. Free state tax filing online state return Form 56, Notice Concerning Fiduciary Relationship, is used for this purpose. Free state tax filing online state return See the Instructions for Form 56 for filing requirements and other information. Free state tax filing online state return   File Form 56 as soon as all the necessary information (including the EIN) is available. Free state tax filing online state return It notifies the IRS that you, as the fiduciary, are assuming the powers, rights, duties, and privileges of the decedent. Free state tax filing online state return The notice remains in effect until you notify the IRS (by filing another Form 56) that your fiduciary relationship with the estate has terminated. Free state tax filing online state return Termination of fiduciary relationship. Free state tax filing online state return   Form 56 should also be filed to notify the IRS if your fiduciary relationship is terminated or when a successor fiduciary is appointed if the estate has not been terminated. Free state tax filing online state return See Form 56 and its instructions for more information. Free state tax filing online state return   At the time of termination of the fiduciary relationship, you may want to file Form 4810, Request for Prompt Assessment Under Internal Revenue Code Section 6501(d), and Form 5495, Request for Discharge From Personal Liability Under Internal Revenue Code Section 2204 or 6905, to wind up your duties as fiduciary. Free state tax filing online state return See below for a discussion of these forms. Free state tax filing online state return Request for prompt assessment (charge) of tax. Free state tax filing online state return   The IRS ordinarily has 3 years from the date an income tax return is filed, or its due date, whichever is later, to charge any additional tax due. Free state tax filing online state return However, as a personal representative, you may request a prompt assessment of tax after the return has been filed. Free state tax filing online state return This reduces the time for making the assessment to 18 months from the date the written request for prompt assessment was received. Free state tax filing online state return This request can be made for any tax return (except the estate tax return) of the decedent or the decedent's estate. Free state tax filing online state return This may permit a quicker settlement of the tax liability of the estate and an earlier final distribution of the assets to the beneficiaries. Free state tax filing online state return Form 4810. Free state tax filing online state return   Form 4810 can be used for making this request. Free state tax filing online state return It must be filed separately from any other document. Free state tax filing online state return   As the personal representative for the decedent's estate, you are responsible for any additional taxes that may be due. 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Free state tax filing online state return   An executor can make a request for discharge from personal liability for a decedent's income, gift, and estate taxes. Free state tax filing online state return The request must be made after the returns for those taxes are filed. Free state tax filing online state return To make the request, file Form 5495. Free state tax filing online state return For this purpose, an executor is an executor or administrator that is appointed, qualified, and acting within the United States. Free state tax filing online state return   Within 9 months after receipt of the request, the IRS will notify the executor of the amount of taxes due. Free state tax filing online state return If this amount is paid, the executor will be discharged from personal liability for any future deficiencies. Free state tax filing online state return If the IRS has not notified the executor, he or she will be discharged from personal liability at the end of the 9-month period. Free state tax filing online state return    Even if the executor is discharged from personal liability, the IRS will still be able to assess tax deficiencies against the executor to the extent he or she still has any of the decedent's property. Free state tax filing online state return Insolvent estate. Free state tax filing online state return   Generally, if a decedent's estate is insufficient to pay all the decedent's debts, the debts due to the United States must be paid first. Free state tax filing online state return Both the decedent's federal income tax liabilities at the time of death and the estate's income tax liability are debts due to the United States. Free state tax filing online state return The personal representative of an insolvent estate is personally responsible for any tax liability of the decedent or of the estate if he or she had notice of such tax obligations or failed to exercise due care in determining if such obligations existed before distribution of the estate's assets and before being discharged from duties. Free state tax filing online state return The extent of such personal responsibility is the amount of any other payments made before paying the debts due to the United States, except where such other debt paid has priority over the debts due to the United States. Free state tax filing online state return Income tax liabilities need not be formally assessed for the personal representative to be liable if he or she was aware or should have been aware of their existence. Free state tax filing online state return Fees Received by Personal Representatives All personal representatives must include fees paid to them from an estate in their gross income. Free state tax filing online state return If you are not in the trade or business of being an executor (for instance, you are the executor of a friend's or relative's estate), report these fees on your Form 1040, line 21. Free state tax filing online state return If you are in the trade or business of being an executor, report fees received from the estate as self-employment income on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ of your Form 1040. Free state tax filing online state return If the estate operates a trade or business and you, as executor, actively participate in the trade or business while fulfilling your duties, any fees you receive related to the operation of the trade or business must be reported as self-employment income on Schedule C (or Schedule C-EZ) of your Form 1040. Free state tax filing online state return Final Income Tax Return for Decedent—Form 1040 The personal representative (defined earlier) must file the final income tax return (Form 1040) of the decedent for the year of death and any returns not filed for preceding years. Free state tax filing online state return A surviving spouse, under certain circumstances, may have to file the returns for the decedent. Free state tax filing online state return See Joint Return, later. Free state tax filing online state return Return for preceding year. Free state tax filing online state return   If an individual died after the close of the tax year, but before the return for that year was filed, the return for the year just closed will not be the final return. Free state tax filing online state return The return for that year will be a regular return and the personal representative must file it. Free state tax filing online state return Example. Free state tax filing online state return Samantha Smith died on March 21, 2013, before filing her 2012 tax return. Free state tax filing online state return Her personal representative must file her 2012 return by April 15, 2013. Free state tax filing online state return Her final tax return covering the period from January 1, 2013, to March 20, 2013, is due April 15, 2014. Free state tax filing online state return Name, Address, and Signature Write the word “DECEASED,” the decedent's name, and the date of death across the top of the tax return. Free state tax filing online state return If filing a joint return, write the name and address of the decedent and the surviving spouse in the name and address fields. Free state tax filing online state return If a joint return is not being filed, write the decedent's name in the name field and the personal representative's name and address in the address field. Free state tax filing online state return Third party designee. Free state tax filing online state return   You can check the “Yes” box in the Third Party Designee area on page 2 of the return to authorize the IRS to discuss the return with a friend, family member, or any other person you choose. Free state tax filing online state return This allows the IRS to call the person you identified as the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of the return. Free state tax filing online state return It also allows the designee to perform certain actions. Free state tax filing online state return See the Instructions for Form 1040 for details. Free state tax filing online state return Signature. Free state tax filing online state return   If a personal representative has been appointed, that person must sign the return. Free state tax filing online state return If it is a joint return, the surviving spouse must also sign it. Free state tax filing online state return If no personal representative has been appointed, the surviving spouse (on a joint return) signs the return and writes in the signature area “Filing as surviving spouse. Free state tax filing online state return ” If no personal representative has been appointed and if there is no surviving spouse, the person in charge of the decedent's property must file and sign the return as “personal representative. Free state tax filing online state return ” Paid preparer. Free state tax filing online state return   If you pay someone to prepare, assist in preparing, or review the tax return, that person must sign the return and fill in the other blanks in the Paid Preparer Use Only area of the return. Free state tax filing online state return See the Form 1040 instructions for details. Free state tax filing online state return When and Where To File The final income tax return is due at the same time the decedent's return would have been due had death not occurred. Free state tax filing online state return A final return for a decedent who was a calendar year taxpayer is generally due on April 15 following the year of death, regardless of when during that year death occurred. Free state tax filing online state return However, when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the return is filed timely if filed by the next business day. Free state tax filing online state return The tax return must be prepared for the year of death regardless of when during the year death occurred. Free state tax filing online state return Generally, you must file the final income tax return of the decedent with the Internal Revenue Service Center for the place where you live. Free state tax filing online state return A tax return for a decedent can be electronically filed. Free state tax filing online state return A personal representative may also obtain an income tax filing extension on behalf of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return Filing Requirements The gross income, age, and filing status of a decedent generally determine whether a return must be filed. Free state tax filing online state return Gross income is all income received by an individual from any source in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not tax-exempt. Free state tax filing online state return It includes gross receipts from self-employment, but if the business involves manufacturing, merchandising, or mining, subtract any cost of goods sold. Free state tax filing online state return In general, filing status depends on whether the decedent was considered single or married at the time of death. Free state tax filing online state return See the income tax return instructions or Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Free state tax filing online state return Refund A return must be filed to obtain a refund if tax was withheld from salaries, wages, pensions, or annuities, or if estimated tax was paid, even if a return is not otherwise required to be filed. Free state tax filing online state return Also, the decedent may be entitled to other credits that result in a refund. Free state tax filing online state return These advance payments of tax and credits are discussed later under Credits, Other Taxes, and Payments. Free state tax filing online state return Form 1310, Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer. Free state tax filing online state return   Form 1310 does not have to be filed if you are claiming a refund and you are: A surviving spouse filing an original or amended joint return with the decedent, or A court-appointed or certified personal representative filing the decedent’s original return and a copy of the court certificate showing your appointment is attached to the return. Free state tax filing online state return   If the personal representative is filing a claim for refund on Form 1040X, Amended U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return Individual Income Tax Return, or Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement, and the court certificate has already been filed with the IRS, attach Form 1310 and write “Certificate Previously Filed” at the bottom of the form. Free state tax filing online state return Example. Free state tax filing online state return Edward Green died before filing his tax return. Free state tax filing online state return You were appointed the personal representative for Edward's estate, and you file his Form 1040 showing a refund due. Free state tax filing online state return You do not need Form 1310 to claim the refund if you attach a copy of the court certificate showing you were appointed the personal representative. Free state tax filing online state return    If you are a surviving spouse and you receive a tax refund check in both your name and your deceased spouse's name, you can have the check reissued in your name alone. Free state tax filing online state return Return the joint-name check marked “VOID” to your local IRS office or the service center where you mailed your return, along with a written request for reissuance of the refund check. Free state tax filing online state return A new check will be issued in your name and mailed to you. Free state tax filing online state return Death certificate. Free state tax filing online state return   When filing the decedent's final income tax return, do not attach the death certificate or other proof of death to the final return. Free state tax filing online state return Instead, keep it for your records and provide it if requested. Free state tax filing online state return Nonresident Alien If the decedent was a nonresident alien who would have had to file Form 1040NR, U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return, you must file that form for the decedent's final tax year. Free state tax filing online state return See the Instructions for Form 1040NR for the filing requirements, due date, and where to file. Free state tax filing online state return Joint Return Generally, the personal representative and the surviving spouse can file a joint return for the decedent and the surviving spouse. Free state tax filing online state return However, the surviving spouse alone can file the joint return if no personal representative has been appointed before the due date for filing the final joint return for the year of death. Free state tax filing online state return This also applies to the return for the preceding year if the decedent died after the close of the preceding tax year and before filing the return for that year. Free state tax filing online state return The income of the decedent that was includible on his or her return for the year up to the date of death (see Income To Include, later) and the income of the surviving spouse for the entire year must be included in the final joint return. Free state tax filing online state return A final joint return with the decedent cannot be filed if the surviving spouse remarried before the end of the year of the decedent's death. Free state tax filing online state return The filing status of the decedent in this instance is married filing a separate return. Free state tax filing online state return For information about tax benefits to which a surviving spouse may be entitled, see Tax Benefits for Survivors, later, under Other Tax Information. Free state tax filing online state return Personal representative may revoke joint return election. Free state tax filing online state return   A court-appointed personal representative may revoke an election to file a joint return previously made by the surviving spouse alone. Free state tax filing online state return This is done by filing a separate return for the decedent within one year from the due date of the return (including any extensions). Free state tax filing online state return The joint return made by the surviving spouse will then be regarded as the separate return of that spouse by excluding the decedent's items and refiguring the tax liability. Free state tax filing online state return Relief from joint liability. Free state tax filing online state return   In some cases, one spouse may be relieved of joint liability for tax, interest, and penalties on a joint return for items of the other spouse that were incorrectly reported on the joint return. Free state tax filing online state return If the decedent qualified for this relief while alive, the personal representative can pursue an existing request, or file a request, for relief from joint liability. Free state tax filing online state return For information on requesting this relief, see Publication 971, Innocent Spouse Relief. Free state tax filing online state return Income To Include The decedent's income includible on the final return is generally determined as if the person were still alive except that the taxable period is usually shorter because it ends on the date of death. Free state tax filing online state return The method of accounting regularly used by the decedent before death also determines the income includible on the final return. Free state tax filing online state return This section explains how some types of income are reported on the final return. Free state tax filing online state return For more information about accounting methods, see Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods. Free state tax filing online state return Cash Method If the decedent accounted for income under the cash method, only those items actually or constructively received before death are included on the final return. Free state tax filing online state return Constructive receipt of income. Free state tax filing online state return   Interest from coupons on the decedent's bonds is constructively received by the decedent if the coupons matured in the decedent's final tax year, but had not been cashed. Free state tax filing online state return Include the interest income on the final return. Free state tax filing online state return   Generally, a dividend is considered constructively received if it was available for use by the decedent without restriction. Free state tax filing online state return If the corporation customarily mailed its dividend checks, the dividend was includible when received. Free state tax filing online state return If the individual died between the time the dividend was declared and the time it was received in the mail, the decedent did not constructively receive it before death. Free state tax filing online state return Do not include the dividend in the final return. Free state tax filing online state return Accrual Method Generally, under an accrual method of accounting, income is reported when earned. Free state tax filing online state return If the decedent used an accrual method, only the income items normally accrued before death are included on the final return. Free state tax filing online state return Interest and Dividend Income (Forms 1099) Form(s) 1099 reporting interest and dividends earned by the decedent before death should be received and the amounts included on the decedent's final return. Free state tax filing online state return A separate Form 1099 should show the interest and dividends earned after the date of the decedent's death and paid to the estate or other recipient that must include those amounts on its return. Free state tax filing online state return You can request corrected Forms 1099 if these forms do not properly reflect the right recipient or amounts. Free state tax filing online state return For example, a Form 1099-INT, reporting interest payable to the decedent, may include income that should be reported on the final income tax return of the decedent, as well as income that the estate or other recipient should report, either as income earned after death or as income in respect of the decedent (discussed later). Free state tax filing online state return For income earned after death, you should ask the payer for a Form 1099 that properly identifies the recipient (by name and identification number) and the proper amount. Free state tax filing online state return If that is not possible, or if the form includes an amount that represents income in respect of the decedent, report the interest as shown next under How to report. Free state tax filing online state return See U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return savings bonds acquired from decedent under Income in Respect of a Decedent, later, for information on savings bond interest that may have to be reported on the final return. Free state tax filing online state return How to report. Free state tax filing online state return   If you are preparing the decedent's final return and you have received a Form 1099-INT for the decedent that includes amounts belonging to the decedent and to another recipient (the decedent's estate or another beneficiary), report the total interest shown on Form 1099-INT on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends. Free state tax filing online state return Next, enter a subtotal of the interest shown on Forms 1099, and the interest reportable from other sources for which you did not receive Forms 1099. 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Free state tax filing online state return Community Income If the decedent was married and domiciled in a community property state, half of the income received and half of the expenses paid during the decedent's tax year by either the decedent or spouse may be considered to be the income and expenses of the other. Free state tax filing online state return For more information, see Publication 555, Community Property. Free state tax filing online state return HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA The treatment of an HSA (health savings account), an Archer MSA (medical savings account), or a Medicare Advantage MSA at the death of the account holder, depends on who acquires the interest in the account. Free state tax filing online state return If the decedent's estate acquires the interest, the fair market value (FMV) of the assets in the account on the date of death is included in income on the decedent's final return. Free state tax filing online state return The estate tax deduction, discussed later, does not apply to this amount. Free state tax filing online state return If a beneficiary acquires the interest, see the discussion under Income in Respect of a Decedent, later. Free state tax filing online state return For other information on HSAs, Archer MSAs, or Medicare Advantage MSAs, see Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. Free state tax filing online state return Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) Generally, the balance in a Coverdell ESA must be distributed within 30 days after the individual for whom the account was established reaches age 30, or dies, whichever is earlier. Free state tax filing online state return The treatment of the Coverdell ESA at the death of an individual under age 30 depends on who acquires the interest in the account. Free state tax filing online state return If the decedent's estate acquires the interest, the earnings on the account must be included on the final income tax return of the decedent. Free state tax filing online state return The estate tax deduction, discussed later, does not apply to this amount. Free state tax filing online state return If a beneficiary acquires the interest, see the discussion under Income in Respect of a Decedent, later. Free state tax filing online state return The age 30 limitation does not apply if the individual for whom the account was established or the beneficiary that acquires the account is an individual with special needs. Free state tax filing online state return This includes an individual who, because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition (including a learning disability), requires additional time to complete his or her education. Free state tax filing online state return For more information on Coverdell ESAs, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Free state tax filing online state return Accelerated Death Benefits Accelerated death benefits are amounts received under a life insurance contract before the death of the insured individual. Free state tax filing online state return These benefits also include amounts received on the sale or assignment of the contract to a viatical settlement provider. Free state tax filing online state return Generally, if the decedent received accelerated death benefits on the life of a terminally or chronically ill individual, whether on his or her own life or on the life of another person, those benefits are not included in the decedent's income. Free state tax filing online state return For more information, see the discussion under Gifts, Insurance, and Inheritances under Other Tax Information, later. Free state tax filing online state return Exemptions and Deductions Generally, the rules for exemptions and deductions allowed to an individual also apply to the decedent's final income tax return. Free state tax filing online state return Show on the final return deductible items the decedent paid (or accrued, if the decedent reported deductions on an accrual method) before death. Free state tax filing online state return This section contains a detailed discussion of medical expenses because the tax treatment of the decedent's medical expenses can be different. Free state tax filing online state return See Medical Expenses, later. Free state tax filing online state return Exemptions You can claim the decedent's personal exemption on the final income tax return. Free state tax filing online state return If the decedent was another person's dependent (for example, a parent's), you cannot claim the personal exemption on the decedent's final return. Free state tax filing online state return Standard Deduction If you do not itemize deductions on the final return, the full amount of the appropriate standard deduction is allowed regardless of the date of death. Free state tax filing online state return For information on the appropriate standard deduction, see the Form 1040 income tax return instructions or Publication 501. Free state tax filing online state return Medical Expenses Medical expenses paid before death by the decedent are deductible, subject to limits, on the final income tax return if deductions are itemized. Free state tax filing online state return This includes expenses for the decedent, as well as for the decedent's spouse and dependents. Free state tax filing online state return Beginning in 2013, medical expenses exceeding 10% of adjusted gross income (AGI) may be deducted, unless the decedent or their spouse is age 65 or older. Free state tax filing online state return In that case medical expenses exceeding 7. Free state tax filing online state return 5% of AGI may be deducted. Free state tax filing online state return Qualified medical expenses are not deductible if paid with a tax-free distribution from an HSA or an Archer MSA. Free state tax filing online state return Election for decedent's expenses. Free state tax filing online state return   Medical expenses not paid before death are liabilities of the estate and are shown on the federal estate tax return (Form 706). Free state tax filing online state return However, if medical expenses for the decedent are paid out of the estate during the 1-year period beginning with the day after death, you can elect to treat all or part of the expenses as paid by the decedent at the time they were incurred. Free state tax filing online state return   If you make the election, you can claim all or part of the expenses on the decedent's income tax return (if deductions are itemized) rather than on the federal estate tax return (Form 706). Free state tax filing online state return You can deduct expenses incurred in the year of death on the final income tax return. Free state tax filing online state return You should file an amended return (Form 1040X) for medical expenses incurred in an earlier year, unless the statutory period for filing a claim for that year has expired. Free state tax filing online state return   The amount you can deduct on the income tax return is the amount above 10% of adjusted gross income (or 7. Free state tax filing online state return 5% of adjusted gross income if the decedent or the decedent's spouse was born before January 2, 1949). Free state tax filing online state return Amounts not deductible because of this percentage cannot be claimed on the federal estate tax return. Free state tax filing online state return Making the election. Free state tax filing online state return   You make the election by attaching a statement, in duplicate, to the decedent's income tax return or amended return. Free state tax filing online state return The statement must state that you have not claimed the amount as an estate tax deduction, and that the estate waives the right to claim the amount as a deduction. Free state tax filing online state return This election applies only to expenses incurred for the decedent, not to expenses incurred to provide medical care for dependents. Free state tax filing online state return Example. Free state tax filing online state return Richard Brown used the cash method of accounting and filed his income tax return on a calendar year basis. Free state tax filing online state return Richard died on June 1, 2013, at the age of 78, after incurring $800 in medical expenses. Free state tax filing online state return Of that amount, $500 was incurred in 2012 and $300 was incurred in 2013. Free state tax filing online state return Richard itemized his deductions when he filed his 2012 income tax return. Free state tax filing online state return The personal representative of the estate paid the entire $800 liability in August 2013. Free state tax filing online state return The personal representative may file an amended return (Form 1040X) for 2012 claiming the $500 medical expense as a deduction, subject to the 7. Free state tax filing online state return 5% limit. Free state tax filing online state return The $300 of expenses incurred in 2013 can be deducted on the final income tax return if deductions are itemized, subject to the 7. Free state tax filing online state return 5% limit. Free state tax filing online state return The personal representative must file a statement in duplicate with each return stating that these amounts have not been claimed on the federal estate tax return (Form 706), and waiving the right to claim such a deduction on Form 706 in the future. Free state tax filing online state return Medical expenses not paid by estate. Free state tax filing online state return   If you paid medical expenses for your deceased spouse or dependent, claim the expenses on your tax return for the year in which you paid them, whether they are paid before or after the decedent's death. Free state tax filing online state return If the decedent was a child of divorced or separated parents, the medical expenses can usually be claimed by both the custodial and noncustodial parent to the extent paid by that parent during the year. Free state tax filing online state return Insurance reimbursements. Free state tax filing online state return   Insurance reimbursements of previously deducted medical expenses due a decedent at the time of death and later received by the decedent's estate are includible in the income tax return of the estate (Form 1041) for the year the reimbursements are received. Free state tax filing online state return The reimbursements are also includible in the decedent's gross estate. Free state tax filing online state return No deduction for funeral expenses can be taken on the final Form 1040 of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return These expenses may be deductible for estate tax purposes on Form 706. Free state tax filing online state return Deduction for Losses A decedent's net operating loss deduction from a prior year and any capital losses (including capital loss carryovers) can be deducted only on the decedent's final income tax return. Free state tax filing online state return A net operating loss on the decedent's final income tax return can be carried back to prior years. Free state tax filing online state return (See Publication 536, Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. Free state tax filing online state return ) You cannot deduct any unused net operating loss or capital loss on the estate's income tax return. Free state tax filing online state return At-risk loss limits. Free state tax filing online state return   Special at-risk rules apply to most activities that are engaged in as a trade or business or for the production of income. Free state tax filing online state return   These rules limit the deductible loss to the amount which the individual was considered at-risk in the activity. Free state tax filing online state return An individual generally will be considered at-risk to the extent of the money and the adjusted basis of property that he or she contributed to the activity and certain amounts the individual borrowed for use in the activity. Free state tax filing online state return An individual will be considered at-risk for amounts borrowed only if he or she was personally liable for the repayment or if the amounts borrowed were secured by property other than that used in the activity. Free state tax filing online state return The individual is not considered at-risk for borrowed amounts if the lender has an interest in the activity or if the lender is related to a person who has an interest in the activity. Free state tax filing online state return For more information, see Publication 925, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules. Free state tax filing online state return Passive activity rules. Free state tax filing online state return   A passive activity is any trade or business activity in which the taxpayer does not materially participate. Free state tax filing online state return To determine material participation, see Publication 925. Free state tax filing online state return Rental activities are passive activities regardless of the taxpayer's participation, unless the taxpayer meets certain eligibility requirements. Free state tax filing online state return   Individuals, estates, and trusts can offset passive activity losses only against passive activity income. Free state tax filing online state return Passive activity losses or credits not allowed in one tax year can be carried forward to the next year. Free state tax filing online state return   If a passive activity interest is transferred because a taxpayer dies, the accumulated unused passive activity losses are allowed as a deduction against the decedent's income in the year of death. Free state tax filing online state return Losses are allowed only to the extent they are greater than the excess of the transferee's (recipient of the interest transferred) basis in the property over the decedent's adjusted basis in the property immediately before death. Free state tax filing online state return The part of the accumulated losses equal to the excess is not allowed as a deduction for any tax year. Free state tax filing online state return   Use Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations, to summarize losses and income from passive activities and to figure the amounts allowed. Free state tax filing online state return For more information, see Publication 925. Free state tax filing online state return Credits, Other Taxes, and Payments Discussed below are some of the tax credits, types of taxes that may be owed, income tax withheld, and estimated tax payments reported on the final return of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return Credits On the final income tax return, you can claim any tax credits that applied to the decedent before death. Free state tax filing online state return Some of these credits are discussed next. Free state tax filing online state return Earned income credit. Free state tax filing online state return   If the decedent was an eligible individual, you can claim the earned income credit on the decedent's final return even though the return covers less than 12 months. Free state tax filing online state return If the allowable credit is more than the tax liability for the year, the excess is refunded. Free state tax filing online state return   For more information, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit (EIC). Free state tax filing online state return Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Free state tax filing online state return   This credit is allowable on a decedent's final income tax return if the decedent met both of the following requirements in the year of death. Free state tax filing online state return The decedent: Was a “qualified individual,” and Had income (adjusted gross income (AGI) and nontaxable social security and pensions) less than certain limits. Free state tax filing online state return   For details on qualifying for or figuring the credit, see Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Free state tax filing online state return Child tax credit. Free state tax filing online state return   If the decedent had a qualifying child, you may be able to claim the child tax credit on the decedent's final return even though the return covers less than 12 months. Free state tax filing online state return You may be able to claim the additional child tax credit and get a refund if the credit is more than the decedent's liability. Free state tax filing online state return For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040. Free state tax filing online state return Adoption credit. Free state tax filing online state return   Depending upon when the adoption was finalized, this credit may be taken on a decedent's final income tax return if the decedent: Adopted an eligible child and paid qualified adoption expenses, or Has a carryforward of an adoption credit from a prior year. Free state tax filing online state return   Also, if the decedent is survived by a spouse who meets the filing status of qualifying widow(er), unused adoption credit may be carried forward and used following the death of the decedent. Free state tax filing online state return See Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses, and its instructions for more details. Free state tax filing online state return General business tax credit. Free state tax filing online state return   The general business credit available to a taxpayer is limited. Free state tax filing online state return Any credit arising in a tax year beginning before 1998 that has not been used up can be carried forward for up to 15 years. Free state tax filing online state return Any unused credit arising in a tax year beginning after 1997 has a 1-year carryback and a 20-year carryforward period. Free state tax filing online state return   After the carryforward period, a deduction may be allowed for any unused business credit. Free state tax filing online state return If the taxpayer dies before the end of the carryforward period, the deduction generally is allowed in the year of death. Free state tax filing online state return   For more information on the general business credit, see Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Free state tax filing online state return Other Taxes Taxes other than income tax that may be owed on the final return of a decedent include self-employment tax and alternative minimum tax, which are reported on Form 1040. Free state tax filing online state return Self-employment tax. Free state tax filing online state return   Self-employment tax may be owed on the final return if either of the following applied to the decedent in the year of death: Net earnings from self-employment (excluding income described in (2)) were $400 or more; or Wages from services performed as a church employee were $108. Free state tax filing online state return 28 or more. Free state tax filing online state return Alternative minimum tax (AMT). Free state tax filing online state return   The tax laws give special treatment to certain types of income and allow special deductions and credits for certain types of expenses. Free state tax filing online state return The alternative minimum tax (AMT) was enacted so taxpayers who benefit from these laws still pay at least a minimum amount of tax. Free state tax filing online state return In general, the AMT is the excess of the tentative minimum tax over the regular tax shown on the return. Free state tax filing online state return Form 6251. Free state tax filing online state return    Use Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals, to determine if this tax applies to the decedent. Free state tax filing online state return See the form instructions for information on when you must attach Form 6251 to Form 1040. Free state tax filing online state return Form 8801. Free state tax filing online state return   If the decedent paid AMT in a previous year or had a credit carryforward, the decedent may be eligible for a minimum tax credit. Free state tax filing online state return See Form 8801, Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. Free state tax filing online state return Payments of Tax The income tax withheld from the decedent's salary, wages, pensions, or annuities, and the amount paid as estimated tax are credits (advance payments of tax) that must be claimed on the final return. Free state tax filing online state return Tax Forgiveness for Armed Forces Members, Victims of Terrorism, and Astronauts Income tax liability may be forgiven for a decedent who dies due to service in a combat zone, due to military or terrorist actions, as a result of a terrorist attack, or while serving in the line of duty as an astronaut. Free state tax filing online state return Combat Zone If a member of the Armed Forces of the United States dies while in active service in a combat zone or from wounds, disease, or injury incurred in a combat zone, the decedent's income tax liability is abated (forgiven) for the entire year in which death occurred and for any prior tax year ending on or after the first day the person served in a combat zone in active service. Free state tax filing online state return For this purpose, a qualified hazardous duty area is treated as a combat zone. Free state tax filing online state return If the tax (including interest, additions to the tax, and additional amounts) for these years has been assessed, the assessment will be forgiven. Free state tax filing online state return If the tax has been collected (regardless of the date of collection), that tax will be credited or refunded. Free state tax filing online state return Any of the decedent's income tax for tax years before those mentioned above that remains unpaid as of the actual (or presumptive) date of death will not be assessed. Free state tax filing online state return If any unpaid tax (including interest, additions to the tax, and additional amounts) has been assessed, this assessment will be forgiven. Free state tax filing online state return Also, if any tax was collected after the date of death, that amount will be credited or refunded. Free state tax filing online state return The date of death of a member of the Armed Forces reported as missing in action or as a prisoner of war is the date his or her name is removed from missing status for military pay purposes. Free state tax filing online state return This is true even if death actually occurred earlier. Free state tax filing online state return For other tax information for members of the Armed Forces, see Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide. Free state tax filing online state return Military or Terrorist Actions The decedent's income tax liability is forgiven if, at death, he or she was a military or civilian employee of the United States who died because of wounds or injury incurred: While a U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return employee, and In a military or terrorist action. Free state tax filing online state return The forgiveness applies to the tax year in which death occurred and for any earlier tax year, beginning with the year before the year in which the wounds or injury occurred. Free state tax filing online state return Example. Free state tax filing online state return The income tax liability of a civilian employee of the United States who died in 2013 because of wounds incurred while a U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return employee in a terrorist attack that occurred in 2008 will be forgiven for 2013 and for all prior tax years in the period 2007 through 2012. Free state tax filing online state return Refunds are allowed for the tax years for which the period for filing a claim for refund has not ended, as discussed later. Free state tax filing online state return Military or terrorist action defined. Free state tax filing online state return   A military or terrorist action means the following. Free state tax filing online state return Any terrorist activity that most of the evidence indicates was directed against the United States or any of its allies. Free state tax filing online state return Any military action involving the U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return Armed Forces and resulting from violence or aggression against the United States or any of its allies, or the threat of such violence or aggression. Free state tax filing online state return   Terrorist activity includes criminal offenses intended to coerce, intimidate, or retaliate against the government or civilian population. Free state tax filing online state return Military action does not include training exercises. Free state tax filing online state return Any multinational force in which the United States is participating is treated as an ally of the United States. Free state tax filing online state return Determining if a terrorist activity or military action has occurred. Free state tax filing online state return   You may rely on published guidance from the IRS to determine if a particular event is considered a terrorist activity or military action. Free state tax filing online state return Specified Terrorist Victim The Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 (the Act) provides tax relief for those injured or killed as a result of terrorist attacks, certain survivors of those killed as a result of terrorist attacks, and others who were affected by terrorist attacks. Free state tax filing online state return Under the Act, the federal income tax liability of those killed in the following attacks (specified terrorist victim) is forgiven for certain tax years. Free state tax filing online state return The April 19, 1995, terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Free state tax filing online state return Murrah Federal Building (Oklahoma City). Free state tax filing online state return The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Free state tax filing online state return The terrorist attacks involving anthrax occurring after September 10, 2001, and before January 1, 2002. Free state tax filing online state return The Act also exempts from federal income tax the following types of income. Free state tax filing online state return Qualified disaster relief payments made after September 10, 2001, to cover personal, family, living, or funeral expenses incurred because of a terrorist attack. Free state tax filing online state return Certain disability payments received in tax years ending after September 10, 2001, for injuries sustained in a terrorist attack. Free state tax filing online state return Certain death benefits paid by an employer to the survivor of an employee because the employee died as a result of a terrorist attack. Free state tax filing online state return Payments from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 2001. Free state tax filing online state return The Act also reduces the estate tax of individuals who die as a result of a terrorist attack. Free state tax filing online state return See Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks, for more information. Free state tax filing online state return Astronauts Legislation extended the tax relief available under the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 (the Act) to astronauts who died in the line of duty after December 31, 2002. Free state tax filing online state return The decedent's income tax liability is forgiven for the tax year in which death occurs, and for the tax year prior to death. Free state tax filing online state return For information on death benefit payments and the reduction of federal estate taxes, see Publication 3920. Free state tax filing online state return However, the discussions in that publication under Death Benefits and Estate Tax Reduction should be modified for astronauts (for example, by using the date of death of the astronaut instead of September 11, 2001). Free state tax filing online state return For more information on the Act, see Publication 3920. Free state tax filing online state return Claim for Credit or Refund If any of these tax-forgiveness situations applies to a prior year tax, any tax paid for which the period for filing a claim has not ended will be credited or refunded. Free state tax filing online state return If any tax is still due, it will be canceled. Free state tax filing online state return The normal period for filing a claim for credit or refund is 3 years after the return was filed or 2 years after the tax was paid, whichever is later. Free state tax filing online state return If death occurred in a combat zone or from wounds, disease, or injury incurred in a combat zone, the period for filing the claim is extended by: The amount of time served in the combat zone (including any period in which the individual was in missing status), plus The period of continuous qualified hospitalization for injury from service in the combat zone, if any, plus The next 180 days. Free state tax filing online state return Qualified hospitalization means any hospitalization outside the United States and any hospitalization in the United States of not more than 5 years. Free state tax filing online state return This extended period for filing the claim also applies to a member of the Armed Forces who was deployed outside the United States in a designated contingency operation. Free state tax filing online state return Filing a claim. Free state tax filing online state return   Use the following procedures to file a claim. Free state tax filing online state return If a U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return individual income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) has not been filed, you should make a claim for refund of any withheld income tax or estimated tax payments by filing Form 1040. Free state tax filing online state return Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, must accompany all returns. Free state tax filing online state return If a U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return individual income tax return has been filed, you should make a claim for refund by filing Form 1040X. Free state tax filing online state return You must file a separate Form 1040X for each year in question. Free state tax filing online state return   You must file these returns and claims at the following address for regular mail (U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return Postal Service). Free state tax filing online state return    Internal Revenue Service 333 W. Free state tax filing online state return Pershing, P5–6503 Kansas City, MO 64108   Identify all returns and claims for refund by writing “Iraq—KIA,” “Enduring Freedom—KIA,” “Kosovo Operation—KIA,” “Desert Storm—KIA,” or “Former Yugoslavia—KIA” in bold letters on the top of page 1 of the return or claim. Free state tax filing online state return On the applicable return, write the same phrase on the line for total tax. Free state tax filing online state return If the individual was killed in a terrorist or military action, put “KITA” on the front of the return and on the line for total tax. Free state tax filing online state return   Include an attachment showing the computation of the decedent's tax liability and a computation of the amount to be forgiven. Free state tax filing online state return On joint returns, make an allocation of the tax as described below under Joint returns. Free state tax filing online state return If you cannot make a proper allocation, attach a statement of all income and deductions allocable to each spouse and the IRS will make the proper allocation. Free state tax filing online state return   You must attach Form 1310 to all returns and claims for refund. Free state tax filing online state return However, for exceptions to filing Form 1310, see Form 1310. Free state tax filing online state return Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer, under Refund, earlier. Free state tax filing online state return   You must also attach proof of death that includes a statement that the individual was a U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return employee on the date of injury and on the date of death and died as the result of a military or terrorist action. Free state tax filing online state return For military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense, attach DD Form 1300, Report of Casualty. Free state tax filing online state return For other U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return civilian employees killed in the United States, attach a death certificate and a certification (letter) from the federal employer. Free state tax filing online state return For other U. Free state tax filing online state return S. Free state tax filing online state return civilian employees killed overseas, attach a certification from the Department of State. Free state tax filing online state return   If you do not have enough tax information to file a timely claim for refund, you can suspend the period for filing a claim by filing Form 1040X. Free state tax filing online state return Attach Form 1310, any required documentation currently available, and a statement that you will file an amended claim as soon as you have the required tax information. Free state tax filing online state return Joint returns. Free state tax filing online state return   If a joint return was filed, only the decedent's part of the income tax liability is eligible for forgiveness. Free state tax filing online state return Determine the decedent's tax liability as follows. Free state tax filing online state return Figure the income tax for which the decedent would have been liable if a separate return had been filed. Free state tax filing online state return Figure the income tax for which the spouse would have been liable if a separate return had been filed. Free state tax filing online state return Multiply the joint tax liability by a fraction. Free state tax filing online state return The numerator of the fraction is the amount in (1), above. Free state tax filing online state return The denominator of the fraction is the total of (1) and (2). Free state tax filing online state return   The resulting amount from (3) above is the decedent's tax liability eligible for forgiveness. Free state tax filing online state return Filing Reminders To minimize the time needed to process the decedent's final return and issue any refund, be sure to follow these procedures. Free state tax filing online state return Write “DECEASED,” the decedent's name, and the date of death across the top of the tax return. Free state tax filing online state return If a personal representative has been appointed, the personal representative must sign the return. Free state tax filing online state return If it is a joint return, the surviving spouse must also sign it. Free state tax filing online state return If you are the decedent's spouse filing a joint return with the decedent and no personal representative has been appointed, write “Filing as surviving spouse” in the area where you sign the return. Free state tax filing online state return If no personal representative has been appointed and if there is no surviving spouse, the person in charge of the decedent's property must file and sign the return as “personal representative. Free state tax filing online state return ” To claim a refund for the decedent, do the following. Free state tax filing online state return If you are the decedent's spouse filing a joint return with the decedent, file only the tax return to claim the refund. Free state tax filing online state return If you are the personal representative and the return is not a joint return filed with the decedent's surviving spouse, file the return and attach a copy of the certificate that shows your appointment by the court. Free state tax filing online state return (A power of attorney or a copy of the decedent's will is not acceptable evidence of your appointment as the personal representative. Free state tax filing online state return ) If you are filing an amended return, attach Form 1310 and a copy of the certificate of appointment (or, if you have already sent the certificate of appointment to IRS, write “Certificate Previously Filed” at the bottom of Form 1310). Free state tax filing online state return If you are not filing a joint return as the surviving spouse and a personal representative has not been appointed, file the return and attach Form 1310. Free state tax filing online state return Other Tax Information Discussed below is information about the effect of an individual's death on the income tax liability of the survivors (including widows and widowers), the beneficiaries, and the estate. Free state tax filing online state return Tax Benefits for Survivors Survivors can qualify for certain benefits when filing their own income tax returns. Free state tax filing online state return Joint return by surviving spouse. Free state tax filing online state return   A surviving spouse can file a joint return for the year of death and may qualify for special tax rates for the following 2 years, as explained under Qualifying widows and widowers, later. Free state tax filing online state return Decedent as your dependent. Free state tax filing online state return   If the decedent qualified as your dependent for a part of the year before death, you can claim the exemption for the dependent on your tax return, regardless of when death occurred during the year. Free state tax filing online state return   If the decedent was your qualifying child, you may be able to claim the child tax credit or the earned income credit. Free state tax filing online state return To determine if you qualify for the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 51; Form 1040A, line 33; or Form 1040NR, line 48. Free state tax filing online state return To determine if you qualify for the earned income credit, see the instructions for Form 1040, lines 64a and 64b or Form 1040A, lines 38a and 38b. Free state tax filing online state return Qualifying widows and widowers. Free state tax filing online state return   If your spouse died within the 2 tax years preceding the year for which your return is being filed, you may be eligible to claim the filing status of qualifying widow(er) with dependent child and qualify to use the married-filing-jointly tax rates. Free state tax filing online state return Requirements. Free state tax filing online state return   Generally, you qualify for this special benefit if you meet all of the following requirements. Free state tax filing online state return You were entitled to file a joint return with your spouse for the year of death—whether or not you actually filed jointly. Free state tax filing online state return You did not remarry before the end of the current tax year. Free state tax filing online state return You have a child, stepchild, or foster child who qualifies as your dependent for the tax year. Free state tax filing online state return You provide more than half the cost of maintaining your home, which is the principal residence of that child for the entire year except for temporary absences. Free state tax filing online state return Example. Free state tax filing online state return William Burns' wife died in 2010. Free state tax filing online state return William has not remarried and continued throughout 2011 and 2012 to maintain a home for himself and his dependent child. Free state tax filing online state return For 2010, he was entitled to file a joint return for himself and his deceased wife. Free state tax filing online state return For 2011 and 2012, he qualifies to file as a qualifying widower with dependent child. Free state tax filing online state return For later years, he may qualify to file as a head of household. Free state tax filing online state return Figuring your tax. Free state tax filing online state return   Check the box on line 5 (Form 1040 or 1040A) under Filing Status on your tax return. Free state tax filing online state return Use the Tax Rate Schedule or the column in the Tax Table for Married filing jointly, which gives you the split-income benefits. Free state tax filing online state return   The last year you can file jointly with, or claim an exemption for, your deceased spouse is the year of death. Free state tax filing online state return Joint return filing rules. Free state tax filing online state return   If you are the surviving spouse and a personal representative is handling the estate for the decedent, you should coordinate filing your return for the year of death with this personal representative. Free state tax filing online state return See Joint Return under Final Income Tax Return for Decedent—Form 1040, earlier. Free state tax filing online state return Income in Respect of a Decedent All income the decedent would have received had death not occurred that was not properly includible on the final return, discussed earlier, is income in respect of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return If the decedent is a specified terrorist victim (see Specified Terrorist Victim, earlier), income received after the date of death and before the end of the decedent's tax year (determined without regard to death) is excluded from the recipient's gross income. Free state tax filing online state return This exclusion does not apply to certain income. Free state tax filing online state return For more information, see Publication 3920. Free state tax filing online state return How To Report Income in respect of a decedent must be included in the income of one of the following. Free state tax filing online state return The decedent's estate, if the estate receives it. Free state tax filing online state return The beneficiary, if the right to income is passed directly to the beneficiary and the beneficiary receives it. Free state tax filing online state return Any person to whom the estate properly distributes the right to receive it. Free state tax filing online state return If you have to include income in respect of a decedent in your gross income and an estate tax return (Form 706) was filed for the decedent, you may be able to claim a deduction for the estate tax paid on that income. Free state tax filing online state return See Estate Tax Deduction, later. Free state tax filing online state return Example 1. Free state tax filing online state return Frank Johnson owned and operated an apple orchard. Free state tax filing online state return He used the cash method of accounting. Free state tax filing online state return He sold and delivered 1,000 bushels of apples to a canning factory for $2,000, but did not receive payment before his death. Free state tax filing online state return The proceeds from the sale are income in respect of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return When the estate was settled, payment had not been made and the estate transferred the right to the payment to his widow. Free state tax filing online state return When Frank's widow collects the $2,000, she must include that amount in her return. Free state tax filing online state return It is not reported on the final return of the decedent or on the return of the estate. Free state tax filing online state return Example 2. Free state tax filing online state return Assume the same facts as in Example 1, except that Frank used the accrual method of accounting. Free state tax filing online state return The amount accrued from the sale of the apples would be included on his final return. Free state tax filing online state return Neither the estate nor the widow would realize income in respect of a decedent when the money is later paid. Free state tax filing online state return Example 3. Free state tax filing online state return On February 1, George High, a cash method taxpayer, sold his tractor for $3,000, payable March 1 of the same year. Free state tax filing online state return His adjusted basis in the tractor was $2,000. Free state tax filing online state return George died on February 15, before receiving payment. Free state tax filing online state return The gain to be reported as income in respect of a decedent is the $1,000 difference between the decedent's basis in the property and the sale proceeds. Free state tax filing online state return In other words, the income in respect of a decedent is the gain the decedent would have realized had he lived. Free state tax filing online state return Example 4. Free state tax filing online state return Cathy O'Neil was entitled to a large salary payment at the date of her death. Free state tax filing online state return The amount was to be paid in five annual installments. Free state tax filing online state return The estate, after collecting two installments, distributed the right to the remaining installments to you, the beneficiary. Free state tax filing online state return The payments are income in respect of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return None of the payments were includible on Cathy's final return. Free state tax filing online state return The estate must include in its income the two installments it received, and you must include in your income each of the three installments as you receive them. Free state tax filing online state return Example 5. Free state tax filing online state return You inherited the right to receive renewal commissions on life insurance sold by your father before his death. Free state tax filing online state return You inherited the right from your mother, who acquired it by bequest from your father. Free state tax filing online state return Your mother died before she received all the commissions she had the right to receive, so you received the rest. Free state tax filing online state return The commissions are income in respect of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return None of these commissions were includible in your father's final return. Free state tax filing online state return The commissions received by your mother were included in her income. Free state tax filing online state return The commissions you received are not includible in your mother's income, even on her final return. Free state tax filing online state return You must include them in your income. Free state tax filing online state return Character of income. Free state tax filing online state return   The character of the income you receive in respect of a decedent remains the same as it would have been to the decedent if he or she were alive. Free state tax filing online state return If the income would have been a capital gain to the decedent, it will be a capital gain to you. Free state tax filing online state return Transfer of right to income. Free state tax filing online state return   If you transfer your right to income in respect of a decedent, you must include in your income the greater of: The amount you receive for the right, or The fair market value of the right you transfer. Free state tax filing online state return   If you make a gift of such a right, you must include in your income the fair market value of the right at the time of the gift. Free state tax filing online state return   If the right to income from an installment obligation is transferred, the amount you must include in income is reduced by the basis of the obligation. Free state tax filing online state return See Installment obligations, later. Free state tax filing online state return Transfer defined. Free state tax filing online state return   A transfer for this purpose includes a sale, exchange, or other disposition, the satisfaction of an installment obligation at other than face value, or the cancellation of an installment obligation. Free state tax filing online state return Installment obligations. Free state tax filing online state return   If the decedent sold property using the installment method and you are collecting payments on an installment obligation acquired from the decedent, use the same gross profit percentage the decedent used to figure the part of each payment that represents profit. Free state tax filing online state return Include in your income the same profit the decedent would have included had death not occurred. Free state tax filing online state return For more information, see Publication 537, Installment Sales. Free state tax filing online state return   If you dispose of an installment obligation acquired from a decedent (other than by transfer to the obligor), the rules explained in Publication 537 for figuring gain or loss on the disposition apply to you. Free state tax filing online state return Transfer to obligor. Free state tax filing online state return   A transfer of a right to income, discussed earlier, has occurred if the decedent (seller) sold property using the installment method and the installment obligation was transferred to the obligor (buyer or person legally obligated to pay the installments). Free state tax filing online state return A transfer also occurs if the obligation was canceled either at death or by the estate or person receiving the obligation from the decedent. Free state tax filing online state return An obligation that becomes unenforceable is treated as having been canceled. Free state tax filing online state return   If such a transfer occurs, the amount included in the income of the transferor (the estate or beneficiary) is the greater of the amount received or the fair market value of the installment obligation at the time of transfer, reduced by the basis of the obligation. Free state tax filing online state return The basis of the obligation is the decedent's basis, adjusted for all installment payments received after the decedent's death and before the transfer. Free state tax filing online state return   If the decedent and obligor were related persons, the fair market value of the obligation cannot be less than its face value. Free state tax filing online state return Specific Types of Income in Respect of a Decedent This section explains and provides examples of some specific types of income in respect of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return Wages. Free state tax filing online state return   The entire amount of wages or other employee compensation earned by the decedent but unpaid at the time of death is income in respect of a decedent. Free state tax filing online state return The income is not reduced by any amounts withheld by the employer. Free state tax filing online state return If the income is $600 or more, the employer should report it in box 3 of Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and give the recipient a copy of the form or a similar statement. Free state tax filing online state return   Wages paid as income in respect of a decedent are not subject to federal income tax withholding. Free state tax filing online state return However, if paid during the calendar year of death, they are subject to withholding for social security and Medicare taxes. Free state tax filing online state return These taxes should be included on the decedent's Form W-2 along with the taxes withheld before death. Free state tax filing online state return These wages are not included in box 1 of Form W-2. Free state tax filing online state return   Wages paid as income in respect of a decedent after the year of death generally are not subject to withholding for any federal taxe
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Free state tax filing online state return 6. Free state tax filing online state return   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Free state tax filing online state return Free help with your tax return. Free state tax filing online state return   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Free state tax filing online state return The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Free state tax filing online state return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 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