Inmates got relief payments by mistake, IRS wants money returned


Hundreds of thousands of dollars in corona virus relief payments went to people incarcerated in jail or in prison and now the IRS says they want their money back is Jill NATO from fox after Congress passed the coronavirus rescue package back in March some people behind bars got stimulus checks of twelve hundred dollars the IRS says that was a mistake and has directed state prison department state intercept those payments and return them the agency doesn't have exact numbers yet but in one example the Kansas department of corrections intercepted more than two hundred thousand dollars however the legislation the produce those payments doesn't specifically exclude prisoners from getting money tax attorney Kelly herb says the IRS has no legal basis for trying to get those checks back till NATO fox news

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