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:
Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.