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$1.4billion stimulus payments were sent to dead people – watchdog finds

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The US Treasury Department and IRS sent about 1.1 million coronavirus stimulus payments, totaling virtually $1.4 billion to dead people as of April 30, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) paper launched Thursday reported.

The mistake come because the U.S. authorities hurriedly issued stimulus payments to thousands and thousands of Americans within the wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The stimulus checks were licensed by Congress with the $2 trillion CARES Act, about $300 billion of which went to the cost program. About 160 million payments totaling $269 billion have been sent, in accordance to the GAO report. Read on by way of this link

$1.4billion stimulus payments were sent to dead people – watchdog finds

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