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Economy

Japanese who received Biden checks should return them, says IRS

Banks in confusion after a flood of inquiries from receivers

The U.S. has sent $1,400 checks to citizens and residents as part of its COVID relief package.    © AP

WASHINGTON/TOKYO -- U.S. President Joe Biden's COVID relief checks sent to ineligible Japanese by mistake are causing much confusion, with banks in Japan flooded with inquiries and the Internal Revenue Service asking for the return of the payments. 

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