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Covid Stimulus check received one day after death

My stepmother died on 5/27/2020.  Her stimulus check arrived in her checking account 5/28/2020.  Does my dad have to return this money?  It would help with her final expenses, but he wants to do the right thing. 

Everything I have read said if you receive after someones death you must return, but in this case less than 24 hours is a bit much.


Thanks for your help.

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Level 15

You are in the wrong place on the internet. Go to the IRS site.


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I am familiar with the internet . Been to the sites you so kindly listed.  I have seen similar posts here given guidance.


Due to the less than 24 hours wanted to know if this is unique.  

Level 15

You seem to be lost on the internet.

You’ve come to a Peer User community for Intuit Tax Preparation products supporting tax preparation professionals, and you may be looking for support as an individual taxpayer. If you don't find the IRS site useful, although they are in Charge of these funds, then please visit the TurboTax Help site for support.



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Also, each state has two Senators and a Representative from each Congressional District.  They have dozens of paid staff who help constituents with questions related to federal agencies.