Who can file the return for a deceased assessee? myITreturn Helpdesk Updated May 20, 2016 11:30 Follow A legal heir can file the return in such case. Deceased assessee, Tax filing, Income tax return Clarified who can file the return of a deceased assessee. Have you filed your Income-tax return yet? Click here to start now. Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.