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IRS, Treasury sent 1M coronavirus stimulus payments to the deceased

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IRS, Treasury sent 1M coronavirus stimulus payments to the deceasedThe IRS moved and the Treasury Department rushed to get millions of payments out to the public in the week and months after Congress passed the CARES Act, but in doing so sent more than a million payments to people who have died. The Government Accountability Office, of agencies’ response and recovery efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, found neither the IRS nor the Treasury used death data from the Social Security Administration for the first three waves of pandemic payments “because of the legal interpretation under which IRS was operating.” Without that check in place, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told GAO the IRS has sent out more than a million payments to...
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