The IRS has added two questions and an answer to its website regarding receipt of an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) by a deceased individual…

November 18, 2020

The IRS has added two questions and an answer to its website regarding receipt of an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) by a deceased individual: Does someone who died qualify for the payment? Why did the IRS send payments to deceased individuals? The IRS answered: No, a payment made to someone who died before receiving it should be returned. For payments made to joint filers with a deceased spouse who died before receiving the payment, return the deceased person’s portion of the payment. If you can’t deposit the payment because it was issued to you and a deceased spouse, return the check; a corrected EIP will be reissued to you.

For additional Q&As on EIPs: https://bit.ly/36PWC3o