Can a tax return for a deceased taxpayer be e-filed?
Yes, the IRS will allow tax returns for deceased taxpayers (also called decedent returns) to be e-filed.
However, before you file a decedent return:
- Make sure the Social Security Administration has been notified of the taxpayer's death. Visit their website or call (800) 772-1213.
- To prevent an e-filing rejection, click here and follow the instructions that pertain to your return.
Many (but not all) states allow decedent tax returns to be e-filed as well. TurboTax will let you know when you get ready to e-file the state return.