Taxpayers Get Wrong Stimulus Checks...

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 05/15/2008 - 8:29pm.

Thousands of U.S. taxpayers' economic stimulus checks have been directly deposited into the wrong accounts by mistake, federal officials said.

A New York man said he noticed an additional $1,800 in his account that the bank concluded was from someone else's Internal Revenue Service stimulus check, Newsday reported Wednesday.

"We do know of instances of problems; we've heard of situations where stimulus checks have gone to the wrong people's bank accounts," said Kevin McKeon, the IRS spokesman for New York.

The man said he was told by the IRS the check was among a group of 1,500 deposited into wrong bank accounts because of an electronic mistake.

The IRS told Newsday most stimulus checks are being distributed in an accurate and timely manner and the agency is "providing answers and resolving taxpayer-specific issues."

UPI - May 15, 2008 - posted at

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 05/15/2008 - 8:29pm.