Not only am I a qualifying widow(er), I'm an IT guy. I've written software and led teams and I can just imagine how this funny little message slipped through the analysis and the usability research. Likely whomever led final acceptance testing was considering messages in relation to possible return – how much money you get back – not so much about anything else. And if the user of the software can claim qualifying widow(er) status, it helps. Just like if you can check the exemption box that you are blind. Good news!
I wonder what BlurboFrax and the IRS would consider great news?