Taxpayer died 1/11/20, so shoud they receive the stimulus payment paid to their beneficiary? The program does not disallow the payment if the date of death is entered. Some articles say that if a taxpayer dies in 2020 they are entitled. Some say they will have to pay it back. I cannot find a firm ruling. Any advice? I appreciate your input.
"Some say they will have to pay it back."
Who is this guy Some? The payment was an advance on a refundable tax credit. Folks always qualify for refundable tax credits as long as they were alive for a few minutes after the clock struck midnight on December 31st.