Steps on How to Return a Stimulus Check

If your members are having an issue with their stimulus checks, not to worry. The IRS has issued guidance on what to do. If their spouse is deceased the same rules apply. Simply return their portion of the money back to the IRS.

What to do with a stimulus check for a person who has died?
When a person has died before receipt of the payment to that individual only, the entire payment should be returned to the IRS by following the "instructions about repayments" found as A41, the answer to Q41. If the payment was made to joint persons and one of those persons had died before receipt of the payment, only the portion of the payment made to the deceased person needs to be returned. This amount will be $1,200.00 unless the adjusted gross income exceeded $150,000.00. Instruction in Q10

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What should you do if there is an error and you need to return an economic stimulus check?

If the payment was a paper check
Write "Void" in the endorsement section on the back of the check.
Mail the voided Treasury check immediately to the appropriate IRS location listed below.
Don't staple, bend, or paper clip the check.
Include a note stating the reason for returning the check. 

If the payment was a paper check and you have cashed it, or if the payment was a direct deposit:
Submit a personal check, money order, etc., immediately to the appropriate IRS location listed below.
Write on the check/money order made payable to “U.S. Treasury” and write 2020EIP, and the taxpayer identification number (social security number, or individual taxpayer identification number) of the recipient of the check.
Include a brief explanation of the reason for returning the EIP.