U.S. Sen­a­tor helps Min­nesota man come back from the dead

Cape Breton Post - - World -

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 re­ports 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 re­turn 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 in tax re­turns. He says any money earned back will go to­ward sup­port­ing his fam­ily.

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