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My mother died in 2013. Can I file and sign a return for her?
Only the personal representative can file the final return of a deceased person.
The personal representative will file a return for the year of death. That person will also file any returns not filed for prior years. A personal representative can be any of these:
If you're the personal representative, write “Personal representative” next to your signature. Also, write these across the top of the first page of the return:
When you file her return, you don't need to include her death certificate, trust, or will.
Also, the personal representative should complete and attach: