What does widower mean?
: a man who has lost his spouse or partner by death and usually has not remarried.
Is a widower still considered married?
Whether you consider yourself married as a widow, widower, or widowed spouse is a matter of personal preference. Legally you are no longer married after the death of your spouse. A person whos lost their spouse may have made a vow to stay “married” for the rest of their life even after their spouse dies.
Who is a qualifying widower?
Qualified widow or widower is a tax filing status that allows a surviving spouse to use the married filing jointly tax rates on their tax return. To be eligible for qualified widow(er) status, the survivor must remain unmarried for at least two years following the year of the spouses death.
How long can I claim qualifying widower?
two Qualifying widow(er) If you qualify, you can use this filing status for the two tax years after the death of your spouse. However, you cant use it for the year of death. To qualify, you must meet these requirements: You qualified for married filing jointly with your spouse for the year he or she died.