As Americans hope for refunds after filing their taxes each year, some encounter difficult obstacles.
One such problem for Adam Ronning is that when he files his taxes, the IRS refuses to afford him his refund, because they have declared him “deceased.”
Per Fox News:
“They’ve never been able to prove that I’m dead,” he told FOX 9 Sunday, “It’s always me proving that I’m still here.”
But the way the IRS sees it Ronning has been dead for 29 years.
The problem started nearly 30 years ago when Ronning’s mother first got a letter from the Social Security Administration:
It was May 1987 when she got a letter informing her she could no longer receive child support after she re-married because little Ronning somehow was declared deceased.
“I called up Social Security and said, ‘what do you mean he’s dead?!’” Picard-Millete recounted, “they apologized said they would issue a certificate of resurrection, but they wouldn’t give me a copy, and would take care of things.”
Due to this improbable situation, the IRS is denying Ronning even a partial refund:
“[That’s] when the IRS gave me half of my refund and explained to me the reason I couldn’t get my full refund is because I was deceased,” he said referring to the 2009 notification.