If you happen to be the recipient of a paper check that the IRS is scheduled to begin sending out in the upcoming days, you may notice President Donald Trump’s signature on the left side of the payment after the Treasury Department ordered that Trump’s name be printed on the checks, the Washington Post reports.
According to the report, it will be the first time that a president’s name will show up on an IRS disbursement, and there is some concern that going through with the unprecedented process could slow down the delivery of the checks by a few days.
However, Treasury Department officials dismissed those concerns.
“Economic Impact Payment checks are scheduled to go out on time and exactly as planned—there is absolutely no delay whatsoever,” a Treasury Department representative told the Post in a written statement.
Still, it is worth noting that the President is not an authorized signer for legal disbursement by the Treasury, where it is more standard for a civil servant to sign the checks in order for the payments to remain nonpartisan. So, instead, the checks will have Trump’s name in the memo line.
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