Dead people are getting coronavirus stimulus checks. Do families have to send the money back? Maybe not.

PHILADELPHIA — Mary Johnson died in 2018. Last week, her heirs received a stimulus check in the mail for $1,200 payable to “Mary L. Johnson Decd.”“We had a good laugh about it,” said her son, Tim Martin Johnson of Philadelphia. “She’s been gone two years. We laughed about how the check actually said ‘Deceased’ on it.”After the laughter died down, Johnson — who was the executor of his mother’s estate — was faced with a quandary.“I tried to figure out what to do,” he said. “I was pretty sure we couldn’t accept it.”During the last month, the Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than $207 bi...


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