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May 6 IRS Guidance on returning Economic Impact Payments Received by a Deceased Person

May 6 IRS Guidance on returning Economic Impact Payments Received by a Deceased Person

The IRS issued guidance on May 6th about returning Economic Impact Payments received by a deceased person.
According to this guidance, if the recipient of the payment was deceased at the time the payment was received, IRS is requesting that it be returned.
If the payment was in the form of a paper check:
    1. Write “Void” in the endorsement section on the back of the check.
    2. For residents of Virginia, mail the voided Treasury check immediately to

Internal Revenue Service

Atlanta Refund Inquiry Unit
4800 Buford Hwy
Mail Stop 112
Chamblee, GA 30341

  1. Don’t staple, bend, or paper clip the check.
  2. 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:

    1. Submit a personal check, money order, etc., immediately to

Internal Revenue Service

Atlanta Refund Inquiry Unit
4800 Buford Hwy
Mail Stop 112
Chamblee, GA 30341

  1. 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.
  2. Include a brief explanation of the reason for returning the EIP.

To find the appropriate address for other states, please consult Q 41 at the IRS’s website

Catherine Croft

administrator