You will see the following warning message in H&R Block’s 2015 tax software if, while completing your return you selected WIDOWED as your marital status, you indicated that your spouse or common-law partner passed away between July 1 and December 31, 2015, and you answered Yes to the question Do you have an eligible spouse? on the Schedule 6: Working Income Tax Benefit page:
You can answer Yes to the question about having an eligible spouse only if, at any time from July 1 to December 31, 2015 you were married or common law. [Warning]
Provided the information concerning your marital status and your spouse’s or common-law partner’s passing is correct, you will be able to complete your return. If you would like to verify your entries concerning your marital status and the passing of your partner, go to the Your family page located on the HOME tab under the ABOUT YOU icon.
Note: The Schedule 6: Working Income Tax Benefit page can be found on the PREPARE tab under the EMPLOYMENT icon.