IRS sends coronavirus stimulus checks to dead people

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The IRS began sending coronavirus stimulus payments to Americans over the past several days. Some of that money made its way into the accounts of deceased individuals.

The IRS may have made this latest snafu due to the administrative resources at its disposal and the speed with which the agency has been trying to issue the one-time payments, according to tax experts.

The IRS largely relies on the SSA for up-to-date death records, experts said. But that information could take anywhere from a few months to a year or more to trickle in after someone's death, according to Leonard Burman, co-founder of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. However, if an individual died in 2019 and their most recent tax return on file was for 2018, it's conceivable the deceased could have received a $1,200 stimulus payment, according to Holtzblatt.


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That sounds about right...

Whenever I owe them money, they have no problem locating me. When the money is coming in the other direction, they have big problems. F them.

I’ll be dead by the time I get mine.

The IRS the only thing they get right is how much you have to pay for taxes never miss a beat with that

Something is wrong somewhere?

So, if click “deceased” on the website - I might see my $1200

Those that are deceased are called spouses and they can use the money 💰

More government please!

It seems to me that they could input the recent deaths recorded with the SSA and solve some of the problems.


Gov’t withholds checks from tax paying citizens that are married to immigrants.

OMG! 🐔

That’s because they are still voting....for DemocRATs.

Now do mail in ballots


It’s based on 2018 or if you filed 2019 tax returns. People are constantly dying, so this isn’t a huge surprise.

I'm on disability ..I have direct deposit...didnt receive my money either...what is going on

Or nowhere

old news

We never received ours...

Democrats send ballots to dead people.

What a waste!

Fake cnbc..

Instead of crying over silly things, write about something productive, that can enhance our beings...

And people think the government is competent. Time to open businesses and prosecute out of control governors and mayors

Common sense for dummies: Er, obviously they were ALIVE when they last submitted their taxes, ok?! It's a big country, there are a lot of eligible citizens, and, these stimulus checks were a super rushed job. It happens. It's not that deep. 😕


Are we all just gonna pretend that checks are something people outside of the US stopped using 15 years ago?

And we know who they will vote for.

How many times is this going to run?

Thanks trump for ignoring the warning signs

as long as they can vote, who cares?

anybody think voter registration is any better?

I filed my 2018 a few months ago. Is it possible I won’t get check til end of year?

I’m dead inside does that count

i can understand a deposit if the account is open; but why does a dead person have an open bank account? 🤷🏿‍♂️


Typical job by the administration 👍🏼

Well, if enough living people can't get this economy moving maybe the dead can!

They should not have used GOP voter rolls to send out the checks!


And yet here I am with no $1200...

Well hey, if they can vote I guess they can spend some money🤷‍♀️, ya think?

They should not have use GOP voter rolls to send out the checks!

damn, dead people got their money before I did 🤯


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