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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:50 pm

Senator helps Minn. man IRS falsely declared dead

Associated Press

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- A U.S. senator from Minnesota has helped a man rectify his struggle with the IRS, which declared him dead for 29 years.

KMSP-TV (http://bit.ly/2q5H5Xa ) reported that Sen. Amy Klobuchar managed to reverse the false declaration and Adam Ronning now is recognized as being alive by the government's standards.

The false declaration initially was made when Ronning was four years old. As an adult, he always paid his taxes, but either only got half of his refund or none at all since 2009.

Ronning said the case was "insulting," ''shocking," and "frustrating." Klobuchar called the circumstance "an absurd situation."

Ronning says the government owes him approximately $20,000. He says any money earned back will go toward supporting his family.

A spokeswoman for Klobuchar says such cases are rare.