(TargetLiberty.org) – When the government passed the direct stimulus payments last year, the priority was to get them out as quickly as possible. That, unfortunately, meant a lot of people who were ineligible for payment received the money. That error continued as new rounds of payments were sent out. The IRS then began trying to get some of the money back which led to lawsuits. Worst of all, it appears President Joe Biden’s administration is allowing the mistakes to continue.
Dozens of people in Micronesia filed lawsuits after the Bank of Guam seized their stimulus payments. Among those suing are Americans who said they were eligible to receive the money. In some cases, the bank returned the money to the IRS. In court filings, the people suing said the bank was trying to help the IRS but argue that the American agency has “no jurisdiction” over the financial institution.
The IRS is trying to recover pandemic stimulus checks sent to ineligible non-Americans living abroad. That's created a legal mess. Yet the IRS keeps issuing checks in error — all while trying to recover tax payments it issued in error. https://t.co/HUFBZILdv3
— NPR (@NPR) June 6, 2021
Craig Reffner, an American whose payment was held for weeks, told NPR that he can’t believe the payments are still being sent incorrectly. He said the IRS continues to make “mistake after mistake” and he doesn’t understand why Biden would allow the operation to continue.
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