Q) My tax refund direct deposit was denied because they couldn’t find an account number to match and I received a paper check paid to the order of my deceased husband & myself. My bank won’t cash it unless I receive another check from the government stating paid to the order of my husband (Deceased) & myself so the check can be signed. How to I get my payment? What do I do with the paper check? My checking account no longer has my husband listed on it was the problem I think. I suspect my Federal return will have the same problem. What do I do next??? Thank you.
A) You will need to inform the IRS that your husband is deceased and returned the check to the IRS for a determination as to whether, the payment is due and to whom it should be made as your husband is now deceased. Please call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for assistance.