IRS Announces Economic Impact Payments Deceased Individuals Should Be Returned

On May 6, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that deceased individuals are not eligible for economic impact payments authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The IRS states: “A Payment made to someone who died before receipt of the Payment should be returned to the IRS by following the instructions in the Q&A about repayments. This is not consistent with IRS practice regarding previous stimulus payments. Read The Arc’s updated fact sheet on economic impact payments.

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