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If you filed a joint return with your deceased spouse, you can not then also file a joint return with your new spouse. Your new spouse can not include you as a dependent on her return for 2008.
However, if you mean that you filed a married seperate return for your deceased spouse:
, as long as you did not also include yourself as a dependent on your deceases spouse return, then your current joint return will not be affected.
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Then the return you filed for your deceased spouse in 2008, will not affect your joint reutnr with your new spouse. it will not reduce you refund.