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(AP News)   Fark: 1000s of US inmates got virus relief checks and the IRS wants them back. Total Fark: the IRS has no legal standing to demand repayment. Ultra Fark: if you're an inmate and you don't receive yours for whatever reason, you're outta luck   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-06-24 1:10:22 PM  
Sucks to be you if you got picked up for DUI on the wrong day.
 
2020-06-24 5:08:50 PM  
How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.
 
2020-06-24 5:10:18 PM  

TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.


Friend of the wife got an extra one with her dead husband's name on it, he had died 2 years ago. Not sure if it's something official because they have. 2 year old daughter or what, we all thought it odd that she got an extra check.
 
2020-06-24 5:10:20 PM  
Trump coddles criminals.
 
2020-06-24 5:11:22 PM  
HOW DARE PRISONERS GET RELIEF MONEY WHARGA...

"Inmates and their families need the money, she said, especially as prisons try to reduce the spread of the virus by instituting lockdown conditions or releasing thousands of inmates who are then trying to get back on their feet.
Lockdowns can increase expenses for inmates because they are often given lower-quality food or fewer meals and need to supplement by buying food from prison commissaries. Family and friends on the outside often cover those costs, and many have lost jobs during the economic downturn, Bertram said."


...oh. Seems completely reasonable to me.

/Fark for-profit prisons.
 
2020-06-24 5:11:31 PM  
but won't they spread the "rona" if they send the checks back?
 
2020-06-24 5:13:03 PM  

TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.


Actually to be fair, we don't track people, freedumb, so, yeah, our small Government of individual freedom isn't capable of doing anything correctly on a large scale such as a check for x amount percent of the population. We're lucky it didn't take a year. so to keep the relatively fast, well as fast as we can, things like this happen.
 
2020-06-24 5:15:17 PM  

KiefKommando: TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.

Friend of the wife got an extra one with her dead husband's name on it, he had died 2 years ago. Not sure if it's something official because they have. 2 year old daughter or what, we all thought it odd that she got an extra check.


My 16 year old nephew, who has never held a job or paid taxes, got the full $1,200.
 
2020-06-24 5:15:50 PM  
I'm an out-mate and didn't get mine.
 
2020-06-24 5:17:45 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: KiefKommando: TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.

Friend of the wife got an extra one with her dead husband's name on it, he had died 2 years ago. Not sure if it's something official because they have. 2 year old daughter or what, we all thought it odd that she got an extra check.

My 16 year old nephew, who has never held a job or paid taxes, got the full $1,200.


Yeah I got a feeling that the Treasury doesn't have that tight a grasp on this whole thing.
 
2020-06-24 5:18:47 PM  
Meh. Doesn't bother me. Yeah, some of them are bound to be nasty sorts that we wish all sorts of bad things on, but they're still citizens. Either they'll spend it on commissary items, give it to family members on the outside who need it, or have some meager savings when they get out rather than being completely broke and dependent on social services.

The check I got was much more of a waste - I still have a steady income and didn't need it. Fortunately the local food bank and state children's hospital were willing to take it off my hands.
 
2020-06-24 5:19:13 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: KiefKommando: TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.

Friend of the wife got an extra one with her dead husband's name on it, he had died 2 years ago. Not sure if it's something official because they have. 2 year old daughter or what, we all thought it odd that she got an extra check.

My 16 year old nephew, who has never held a job or paid taxes, got the full $1,200.


Then his Identity has been stolen. His folks should check into that before they fill out the FAFSA.
 
2020-06-24 5:21:11 PM  
I still haven't received my tax return that I filed for in February, but I was first to get my relief check.

IRS said that since I underpaid for ACA insurance, I had to amend my return with a paper one. And paper returns are still not being processed because of COVID-19 shutdowns.
 
2020-06-24 5:24:03 PM  

eKonk: The check I got was much more of a waste - I still have a steady income and didn't need it. Fortunately the local food bank and state children's hospital were willing to take it off my hands.


Local food bank was happy to take part of my "frontline bonus pay" off my hands too, not a word of complaint.
 
2020-06-24 5:31:56 PM  

TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.


Every citizen was entitled to $1,200 under the law.  This includes people with no income, as well as prisoners.  (The IRS is just making shiat up here.)
 
2020-06-24 5:33:35 PM  

KiefKommando: TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.

Friend of the wife got an extra one with her dead husband's name on it, he had died 2 years ago. Not sure if it's something official because they have. 2 year old daughter or what, we all thought it odd that she got an extra check.


The main list they went off of was anybody who filed taxes within the last two years.  Obviously, this included some dead people.
 
2020-06-24 5:36:16 PM  

Geotpf: KiefKommando: TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.

Friend of the wife got an extra one with her dead husband's name on it, he had died 2 years ago. Not sure if it's something official because they have. 2 year old daughter or what, we all thought it odd that she got an extra check.

The main list they went off of was anybody who filed taxes within the last two years.  Obviously, this included some dead people.


Ah okay that makes sense then! Would have been the last tax return he filed or possibly was filed for him after his death.
 
2020-06-24 5:45:20 PM  
1000s? Wait is that something to care about in a nation of at least 300 Million?!?!?
Is that even .00001%?
 
2020-06-24 5:47:04 PM  
I still haven't received my relief check and prison inmates are receiving theirs.  Me, a taxpaying, fully employed, never even been arrested once law abiding citizen.

Oh whatever. This stupid country.
 
2020-06-24 5:54:29 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I still haven't received my relief check and prison inmates are receiving theirs.  Me, a taxpaying, fully employed, never even been arrested once law abiding citizen.

Oh whatever. This stupid country.


When I did not get it in the first 3 weeks, I realized that I had paid in the last 2 years and they did not have my bank info.  I went on the IRS site and put my info in, 3400 in my bank 10 days later
 
2020-06-24 5:55:41 PM  
Just skimmed the article, to be sure, but I'm confused.  Isn't the IRS sending the checks to the last known addresses of previous filers?   Do cons file tax returns from prison?  How else would the prisons get ahold of the checks?
 
2020-06-24 6:03:03 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I still haven't received my relief check and prison inmates are receiving theirs.  Me, a taxpaying, fully employed, never even been arrested once law abiding citizen.

Oh whatever. This stupid country.


The law entitles both you and those in prison to relief payments. Now the IRS is demanding that payments to those in prison be blocked or returned. They have not made the same demand of you.

You are not a victim here.
 
2020-06-24 6:22:51 PM  
Every libby Farker was concerned about ANY conditions on checks. Get the money to the people and if need be claw it back at tac time. Now, their tune changes because it's convenient.
 
2020-06-24 6:28:23 PM  
Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #1.
 
2020-06-24 6:29:49 PM  
Who gives a shiat.
 
2020-06-24 6:38:46 PM  
"Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been sent..."

Not even a million?  Out of how many trillions in payments?  WTF? Why is this even a concern for the federal .gov? Maybe, maybe a concern if the entire amount was coming out of your cities budget (depending on the size of the city - our little town of 24k could probably suck it up and cover it if we had to...), but on the federal level...get the fark out of here.

I'm all for cutting waste, but this ain't it.
 
2020-06-24 6:50:07 PM  

Geotpf: TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.

Every citizen was entitled to $1,200 under the law.  This includes people with no income, as well as prisoners.  (The IRS is just making shiat up here.)


Are you saying parents got sent 1,200 for each child in the family?  Damn, and here I went and forgot to have kids!
 
2020-06-24 7:24:21 PM  

bfh0417: Every libby Farker was concerned about ANY conditions on checks. Get the money to the people and if need be claw it back at tac time. Now, their tune changes because it's convenient.


Maybe you need to read the thread again. All I'm seeing is people saying don't begrudge the money or waste time trying to get it back. It sounds like you had what you thought was a perfect line ready, and posted it even though it doesn't really apply to the actual thread.
Now, instead of impressing the guys and looking smart, you look like a tool.
Sad.
 
2020-06-24 7:58:48 PM  
My mom got sent my dad's share in May, even though my dad died in Jan.

Probably wouldn't have happened if we still weren't waiting for the slowest-service-ever funeral home to actually send the required paperwork to the appropriate agencies.  That industry is the biggest f*cking racket.

/yes my mom returned my dad's half
//other than keeping stray walnuts that fall into the yard, my mom is june cleaver
///no she's not ready to bang yet so let's all calm down. too soon.
 
2020-06-24 8:04:33 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I still haven't received my relief check and prison inmates are receiving theirs.  Me, a taxpaying, fully employed, never even been arrested once law abiding citizen.

Oh whatever. This stupid country.


File a complaint with Human Resources.
 
2020-06-24 8:11:27 PM  

TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.


It's supposed to go to every adult citizen, even if they didn't make enough to pay taxes.  

/Still waiting on mine.  I'm on SSI.  I've actually got to call and check on it.

I actually have no problem with prisoners getting it, so long as there is a way they can get it out of their commissary accounts.  Might help some spouses struggling on a single income.  It's a stimulus check.  It's not supposed to be needs tested.
 
2020-06-24 8:20:42 PM  
"I can't give you the legal basis. All I can tell you is this is the language the Treasury and ourselves have been using,"

It's always reassuring when the authorities can't in any way explain how what they're doing is legal, as they keep doing it. Especially when they knew the question was coming and has presumably had their legal department look into it.
 
2020-06-24 8:25:03 PM  
I got mine in the post a couple of weeks ago, and I don't even live in the US.

/yes, I'm a tax-filing citizen
 
2020-06-24 9:59:27 PM  
How many of those checks were deposited in the inmate's 'commissary account' (aka the bank account that private prisons let the inmate use), how many went to the inmate's actual bank account (and will have fees applied against for inactive accounts), and how many actually went to the inmate directly?
 
2020-06-24 10:12:10 PM  

bfh0417: Every libby Farker was concerned about ANY conditions on checks. Get the money to the people and if need be claw it back at tac time. Now, their tune changes because it's convenient.


This money is for the economy what does it matter who got it it's all going to go into the economy anyway
 
2020-06-24 10:12:55 PM  

flart blooger: but won't they spread the "rona" if they send the checks back?


Nah.  You are thinking about the "anthrax"

/no
//not that anthrax
///the other one
 
2020-06-25 12:52:27 AM  

Geotpf: TwilightZone: How the hell do you get a relief check when you're in the slammer and haven't been paying taxes?  Never mind.  We're talking Dumbfark Donnie's IRS here.

Every citizen was entitled to $1,200 under the law.  This includes people with no income, as well as prisoners.  (The IRS is just making shiat up here.)


Yeah, that's not even close to true.  There is a maximum income you can make and still get a check.  Beyond a certain point the amount goes down and just stops at a certain threshold.
 
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