Stimulus Check has been providing a lot of support to the citizens of America. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is facing criticism for paying more than $1 billion in stimulus funds as refunds on dead people’s returns.
The agency has said it will work to recoup incorrect payments from dead people’s estates, but there are still many questions about how the IRS can prevent these types of mistakes going forward.
Meanwhile, many states have announced plans to help people with their property taxes by sending second installment bills early or giving them tax breaks if they haven’t received Stimulus checks yet. Illinois is the latest state to announce plans to help people with their property taxes.
Stimulus Check Coming Soon for Illinois
On Friday, Illinois officials announced plans to send second installment property tax bills that are due in the fall early to help residents who are struggling to pay. The state said it will also file an appeal of a recent court ruling that prohibits the state from issuing refunds for property taxes paid this year.
“We’re stepping up because taxpayers can’t wait any longer,” Revenue Director Barbara Schmanski said in a statement on Friday morning. “These bills need to be paid by those who can afford them now before they go into default and we lose even more money when homeowners fail on their obligations.” The state is trying to help people who are struggling to pay their property taxes by sending out the second installment early.
The Illinois Department of Revenue said that’s because many people have yet to pay their first half of taxes and they don’t want them to get caught up in a cycle of delinquency.
That’s why they’re guaranteeing taxpayers will get the second installment before the end of April. The department has been criticized for paying stimulus checks as refunds to dead people since last winter, but the IRS has said it will work with states like Illinois and Kentucky on recouping incorrect payments from dead people’s estates.