He’s not dead yet!
After falsely being declared dead by the IRS for 29 years, a Minnesota man got help from a U.S. senator to prove he was not six feet under.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped Brooklyn Park resident Adam Ronning rectify the situation and he is now recognized as being alive, according to KMSP-TV.
“This was an absurd situation,” Klobuchar said in a statement to KMSP-TV. “This constituent was declared dead by the government when he wasn’t. It doesn’t get much worse than that.”
When Ronning was 4 years old, the IRS wrongly declared him dead even though he never stopped paying his taxes. Since 2009, he said would either only get half of his tax return or none at all each year.
“It’s insulting, it’s shocking, it’s frustrating,” Ronning said. “I’d call and they were like, ‘Let’s just give him the hold monster.'”
Ronning said he’s owed $ 20,000 in back tax returns from the IRS, which he plans to put toward his family. The resurrected man has two kids with a third on the way.
“That money will definitely have somewhere to go, you got to support the family, and there’s going to be more diapers, making sure our cars keep working; just keep on keeping on,” Ronning told KMSP-TV.
Klobuchar, who called cases like Ronning’s rare, said she was happy to help and will make sure he gets the proper refunds from the IRS.
“I think that’s probably better than winning the lottery … to be living and be normal is much better than being on this list of dead people,” Ronning said.