DEFINITION of 'Form 1310: Statement Of Person Claiming Refund Due A Deceased Taxpayer'

A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by taxpayers looking to claim a refund on behalf of a deceased person. Form 1310 should be used unless the filer is a surviving spouse submitting a joint return, or if the filer is a personal representative filing an original Form 1040 for the deceased - in which case a court certificate must be attached indicating the appointment of the personal representative.

BREAKING DOWN 'Form 1310: Statement Of Person Claiming Refund Due A Deceased Taxpayer'

Form 1310 is used to match the taxpayer claiming the refund with the deceased. It also provides information on whether a will was left. States have different rules regarding the pay out of the refund. By submitting the form, the taxpayer agrees to abide by the applicable state law.

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