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Deceased Taxpayer with refund

Deceased taxpayer, filing MFS (for several years, never ended marriage, but lived in separate states.).  Daughter is representative according to the will.  Her name is on form 1310 input as "Other claiming refund". 


Receiving e-file rejection error code F1310-014

Refund Claimant SSN must be equal to Spouse SSN in the Return Header if the filing status of the filing is Married Filing Separately.


Can I file this return by paper without having remaining "spouse" receiving the refund?

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Level 15

Does the will need to be probated? Has the court recognized the daughter as the representative? Yes, I think this will be a paper file return. Here is an excerpt from IRS PUB 559

Form 1310, Statement of Person Claiming
Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer. Form
1310 doesn't have to be filed if you are claiming a refund and either of the following applies to you.
• You are a surviving spouse filing an original or amended joint return with the decedent.
• You are 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.
If the personal representative is filing a claim for refund on Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. 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. 
Example. Edward Green died before filing his tax return. You were appointed the personal representative for Edward's estate, and you file his Form 1040 or 1040-SR showing a refund due. You don't need Form 1310 to claim the refund if you attach a copy of the court certificate to the tax return showing you were appointed the personal representative 

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Level 15

Despite Form 1310 not being required, in my experience IRS comes back and asks for it and the Letters of Administration.

Level 2

Just curious, if their are two sons named co-executors, do i need to attach a Form 1310 for each co-executor.

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Level 12

Just have had two this week from the IRS asking for signed F1310 for each.

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