If both the taxpayer and spouse are deceased, the name and date of death for both will appear at the top of the federal return.
To enter the death of a taxpayer or spouse in TaxAct®:
The surviving spouse or personal representative should promptly notify all payers of income, including financial institutions, of the taxpayer's death. This will ensure the proper reporting of income earned by the taxpayer's estate or heirs. A deceased taxpayer’s social security number should not be used for tax years after the year of death, except for estate tax return purposes.