Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Come and get me, coppuhs!
The IRS sent my late dad his tax refund check yesterday. The envelope has a checkbox: "If recipient deceased, check here and drop in mailbox. Forgery of endorsements on Treasury checks is a Federal crime. Maximum penalty is a $10,000 fine and ten years imprisonment." Now I filed Dad's taxes informing them that he was deceased, the check was made out to dad's name, deceased, followed by my name, personal representative, all correct. I know they didn't mean me. But it still was a little alarming. Oh well; what's ten years?