Rewarding nonresident aliens who filed a 1040 instead of a 1040NR …
Foreign Workers Living Overseas Mistakenly Received $1,200 U.S. Stimulus Checks https://t.co/paaAkliTPF
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) September 10, 2020
As has been widely discussed on Brock, there has been much discussion of:
1. Nonresidents of the United States receiving the $1200 CARES Act payment; and
2. The fact that certain US citizens whose spouse does not have a Social Security number were disentitled by statute from receiving the payment.
It appears that the media has woken up this reality. The NPR article was referenced in a September 9, 2020 article in the Washington Post. The comments to the article are fascinating and I think worth the read. For example:
FWIW, I live in Germany and have still not received my stimulus check either. I spent hours on the phone with IRS to find out why. The representative I spoke with said they had not received my 2018 or 19 tax returns, both of which I had filed. I checked with my accountant, who informed me that when they tried to do an electronic filing, it had been rejected and they had to send a paper filing. We have followed up both by fax and by paper, again, and still nothing. I’m not sure if I’ll ever see a dime, don’t know if it’s the IRS or USPS holding things up, but am to the point that I wonder why I have to file every year if they aren’t going to bother to process my returns.
I know of at least one non-resident who received a check overseas. I assumed it was because he was receiving Social Security payments from 10+ years of working in the US. How many others are there?
Its been 5 months, told twice they mailed a check to us overseas. Never received it. I was told no International mail came from the US postal service, guess that was a lie too.
Checks to deceased U.S. citizens?
Checks to non-citizens?
And people wonder why the national debt is exploding under “Only I can fix it” Chump
Could it be that the United States is actually establishing a new “Marshall Plan” to assist the rest of the COVID-19 afflicted world?
Should we also describe CBT revenue as “spillage”, that is tax paid to the US Treasury by tax residents of other countries on income earned solely in that country?
This story is the gift that keeps on giving. So incredibly funny.
I need to ask if my parents still have their old social security numbers. No reason not to sign them up for their cheques.
Also, Manfred should take a small portion of his windfall and purchase a red baseball cap with “Make Austria Great Again” nicely embroidered across the front.
Maybe I should have applied, even though I renounced two years ago!
It’s not too late.
Really not cool to promote defrauding the US government. For that reason alone you should be turfed from this blog. You are an insult to those of us who are working hard within the system to fix things for everyone – including you although you don’t have the decency or foresight to appreciate it.
Thanks for fulfilling the stereotype that we’re all a bunch of tax cheats.