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what do you do with stimulus checks of the deceased?

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    Yeah, it's not a favorable topic, but I was wondering, what do you do if a deceased loved one of yours is sent a stimulus check? Do you just not cash it and shred it, or do you have to call the IRS to notify them of the mistake? I have a feeling many of these checks were cashed by living family members, and I don't judge anyone who has, especially in these times, but does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this?
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    My grandparents died in 2019. My dad received my grandfather's check. He was told by the IRS that he had to return the check. They IRS has an instruction guide on their site that explains how to do it.