If the government sent a coronavirus payment to your dead relative, it wants you to send the money back.
The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that anyone who got a payment on behalf of a deceased relative needs to send it back in full immediately, USA Today reported. Payments sent to a spouse who filed their taxes jointly with the deceased will only need to return their spouse’s portion of the money, according to USA Today.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned that the government is able to track where checks were sent, although it’s unclear what the consequences will be if people don’t comply, Politico reported.
But how can you do that?
The IRS website says if you received a paper check, you should write