PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 97-year-old U.S. Navy veteran fears she’ll move away earlier than the IRS places her verify within the mail. The girl’s daughter reached out to KDKA Information for assist, saying she’s despatched each requested piece of paperwork, however after 15 months of ready, no luck.
KDKA’s Meghan Schiller sat down with the household and came upon why a decision would imply a lot.
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“I’d like her to see the cash, it’d be an actual present,” stated Cindy Giovannitti, Julia Strelec’s daughter.
Giovannitti reached out to KDKA after greater than 12 months of no solutions from the IRS relating to her 97-year-old mom’s 2019 earnings tax return.
“It’s irritating, it’s been maddening, and its turning right into a full-time job,” she stated.
Giovannitti spends hours standing at her laptop.
“I’ve made dozens and dozens of telephone calls, written a number of letters, talked to a number of totally different folks,” she stated.
She’s calling the IRS to determine why her mother’s 2019 earnings tax return verify by no means arrived within the mail.
“[It’s] $6,500,” stated World Warfare II veteran Julia Strelec.
KDKA’s Meghan Schiller stated, “That’s good cash.”
“Yeah, I may use a number of it,” stated Strelec.
Strelec’s 2020 return already landed within the mailbox, so what’s the maintain up?
“[The IRS said] your father died, so we want his demise certificates, after which they stated we want your mom’s beginning certificates,” stated Giovannitti. “Have enjoyable digging up a beginning certificates from that point. From 1924.”
However she did, as a result of for her mother – that verify means independence.
“I’d prefer to go see my older sister,” stated Strelec. “She’s bedfast and I’d prefer to go see her.”
For Giovannitti, it’s standing up for the girl who at all times appeared out for her.
“She’s 97. And she or he worries about issues,” she stated. “Aged folks fear about every little thing, and now that is yet another factor that she has to fret about.”
Strelec admits she’s not a fan of getting outdated.
“Life will get boring if you grow old, you do nothing, you recognize?” Strelec stated.
However she’d really feel a complete lot higher if she may verify this looming activity off her record.
“I can’t think about it taking that lengthy,” stated Strelec.
She noticed rather a lot in World Warfare II, and by no means thought her nagging unfinished enterprise would contain a easy tax return.
“I at all times inform my daughter they’re ready till I die so that they don’t must ship it to me,” stated Strelec.
The IRS tells KDKA’s Meghan Schiller it can not touch upon particular taxpayers, however we made certain to get Strelec’s story and data into the correct individual’s palms. We’ll present an replace when the verify arrives within the mail.