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Dear TaxAct® Customer:

Generally, a person who is filing a return for a decedent and claiming a refund must file Form 1310 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer with the return. However, if the person claiming the refund is a surviving spouse filing a joint return with the decedent, or a court-appointed or certified personal representative filing an original return for the decedent, Form 1310 is not needed.  Additionally if you are a court-appointed representative, you must paper file the return in order to attach a copy of the certificate that shows your appointment.  
 
To access this form, which can be e-filed with the return: 
  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop) click on the Federal tab. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal
  2. Click Miscellaneous Topics in the middle of the screen to expand the section and then click Claim for refund due a deceased person
  3. Click Add to create a new copy of the form or click Review to review a form already created 
  4. The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information

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