What needs over the COVID-19 IRS stimulus payment for dead peoples

The United States(US) government has signed into law to make a provision for those who loved once dead during the outbreak of coronavirus, the IRS stimulus payment packages have generated a lot of controversy on how to identify the dead persons’ bank details.

But, IRS said, they have ways to notify change through their mailing address. with the example of details provided below; send it a written statement with the following information:

  • Your full name;
  • Your old address;
  • Your new address: and
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN), Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Meanwhile, The Treasury Department said on Wednesday that people who received a stimulus payment on behalf of someone who is deceased should return the money immediately.

“A payment made to someone who died before receipt of the payment should be returned to the IRS,” said Treasury.

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“It may be the IRS made a mistake by making the payment to a deceased person. It can certainly ask folks to give the money back. I don’t see the legal authority for adjusting it on the 2020 return,”

Those who are eligible for a stimulus payment and haven’t received it. The IRS directs taxpayers to use the Get My Payment portal at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

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