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Do you have to file form 1040 for deceased father?
If your father earned enough income during the part of the last year that he was alive to require a return to be filed, the executor of the estate or the person in charge of his property must file a tax return for the final year.

And, of course, if he had any taxes withheld from any kind of payment (wages, Social Security, pensions, etc), then a return should be filed to claim a refund.

It is considered a good idea to file a return for the final year even if not required if the deceased had any income at all. This starts the statute of limitations running so that the affairs of the deceased can be wrapped up and the survivors won't have a possibility of an audit hanging over their heads for very long.
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