Stimulus Control Issues Lead to IRS Sending Money to Deceased People and Wrong Accounts During Coronavirus Pandemic
Money being deposited in the wrong bank accounts To people whose deceased loved ones have received a check, ABC11 troubleshooter Diane Wilson has received a large number of reported issues with the system.
A woman from Roxboro emailed tow truck Diane Wilson, “I just got my stimulus check, but it’s for $ 2,400 instead of $ 1,200. See, last year in March , I filed a joint marriage proposal. My husband passed away in April of last year. Now I know maybe that’s why they sent me $ 2,400. “
A woman from Durham also reached out, saying, “My mum passed away on March 12; she got the raise money in her bank account. Should I send it back? She had already filed her taxes and spent the reimbursement well before his death. I cannot reach the IRS. Please help me if you can. “
The Diane Wilson troubleshooter contacted the IRS for clarity, but the agency did not provide a response. He only directed ABC11 to the IRS website.
In addition to hearing about the stimulus money going to the deceased, a tax preparer in Fayetteville says she received over $ 15,000 in stimulus money deposited into her bank accounts, and that it does not belong to her. not.
“I want to send it back to the IRS and let them distribute it to the people who own the money. It’s too much money, and people need their money these days,” the tax preparer added.
She says that for some reason the IRS deposited its clients’ stimulus money into its business accounts as opposed to taxpayer bank accounts.
“What the IRS did was instead of sending the money through the primary account, they sent it to the secondary account, which is my account. all these people coming into my account. I know who they belong to, but still, I don’t want that responsibility of taking care of these people’s stimulus money. “
She says she tried to contact the IRS.
“You can’t even call the IRS. I’ve tried so many numbers trying to call the IRS.”
Another confusion Diane Wilson hears a lot about concerns taxpayers who received an assisted refund or refund when they filed their most recent tax returns.
Instead of the stimulus money going to their accounts, it goes to a different account associated with the banking products that the company that prepared its taxes used for that advance loan.
“He was the one who was deposited into the account today, but the account number at the bottom is not my account number,” said Keona Eason, a resident of Durham.
She says she doesn’t understand why the confusion happened when her tax refund was deposited into her bank account, so why wouldn’t the stimulus money?
“I’m pretty upset because at the moment I’m a school bus driver so we’re not working right now. People are banking on those checks to help pay their bills, so it’s a little frustrating.”
A representative for Jackson Hewitt, who offers the assisted repayment and prepayment program, said, “The IRS has not announced how it will send the stimulus payment to taxpayers who have selected assisted repayment banking products (AR ) and / or prepayment (RA) during Since we do not know if or when these taxpayers may receive additional guidance from the IRS, we are directing our clients to Get my payment to find their payment status, type, and if the IRS needs more information, including bank account information. Jackson Hewitt is committed to keeping customers informed during this unprecedented time. ”
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