If you receive a debit card for a deceased taxpayer and did not file a joint return with them contact the debit card provider at 1-888-929-2460.
After you activate the card with a PIN number you will hear a set of options. Once you are in option 6, select option 3 “dispute a balance”.
In this case, if you want the entire card balance of $300.00 applied, they will enter that amount into their system.
The cashier will then allow you to pay the additional amount owed totaling $100.00 by other means.
For example, if the refund card has a balance of $300.00 and the merchandise totals $400.00 the card will automatically decline.