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My wife passed away 5-1-2017 can I still claim her on 2017 taxes

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Good afternoon. Yes. Pursuant to the IRS Tax Publication 17: (https://taxmap.irs.gov/taxmap/pub17/p17-016.htm): "If your spouse died during the year and you file a joint return for yourself and your deceased spouse, you generally can claim your spouse's exemption. If you file a separate return for the year, you may be able to claim your spouse's exemption under rules governing separate returns..

If you remarried during the year, you can’t take an exemption for your deceased spouse."

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