The IRS has paid out more than $207 billion in Coronavirus relief payments to individual taxpayers, as part of the $2 trillion package passed by Congress known as the CARES Act.
And among the recipients of those $1,200 payments are the bank accounts of dead individuals — a problem that could impact millions of American families.
Bob L’Hommedieu’s father passed away in December after a long battle with dementia. So L’Hommedieu notified the Veteran’s Administration and the Social Security Administration that his father had passed, and payments from those agencies were halted. But on April 15 he noticed a payment in the amount of $1,200 in his late father’s account.
It was a Coronavirus relief payment from the IRS.