Japanese retirees from the United States received $ 1,500 each and rushed to the banks to withdraw money. As it turned out, the US IRS was simply wrong.
Large checks were intended for US residents as part of US government aid. In April, Joe Biden announced direct subsidies to affected companies, banks and households. However, Japanese citizens who previously worked in the United States and receive a small pension from there also somehow got on the lists, the Financial Times explains. The mistake is the fault of the US tax service, where they have already stated that the Japanese, alas, must return the checks that were not intended for them.