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Last Updated: 4/30/2012

Filing for a Deceased Taxpayer

Minnesota requires a final state income tax return be filed for a deceased taxpayer in the year of their death if a federal income tax return is required for that year. When filing for a deceased taxpayer, use the same filing status as on their federal return. 

If a personal representative has been appointed, they are responsible for filing the decedent’s final return for the year of death, even if there is a surviving spouse. 

For more information and instructions, see Filing on Behalf of a Deceased Taxpayer (Income Tax Fact Sheet 9).