Rebates, or stimulus checks will be sent out in some states.
These payments will be much more targeted and to help with inflation.
Which states are sending checks?
Five states have passed legislation for tax breaks. Read more about it here.
Gov. Brad Little signed a bill allocating $350 million for tax rebates for state residents in February. There are eligibility requirements:
- full-time Idaho resident filing tax returns for 2020 and 2021 tax years
- full-time Idaho resident and filing grocery-credit refund returns
The payments are set to start at the end of March. The payment will be $75 or 12% of your Idaho state taxes for 2020, whichever is larger.
Georgia residents who filed taxes for both 2021 and 2022 will be eligible for rebate payments. The payment will be based on filing status:
- individual filer: $250
- head of household: $375
- married filing jointly: $500
Residents who filed after legislation was signed will get the payment via mail at a later date. If you haven’t filed yet, the rebate payment may be added to your tax refund.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Indiana taxpayers would get a one-time $125 payment. This rebate is due to a budget surplus and will be sent after filing your 2021 taxes.
Eligibility and residency details remain unclear. However, the rebate will come after you file your taxes.
Roughly one million families will get a $500 one-time check. Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed an additional $53 million to send $500 payments to taxpayers who file using a taxpayer identification number instead of their Social Security number.
Nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents would be newly eligible for the rebate, as they aren’t yet eligible for a Social Security number.
Early in March Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation giving New Mexico taxpayers a one-time rebate:
- single filers: $250 if income is under $75,000
- married couples filing jointly: $500 if income is under $150,000
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that direct $400 payments will be sent per vehicle, with a two vehicle cap. Residents could see the checks as soon as July. It is still pending approval from California law makers.
This rebate is because California is seeing some of the highest gas prices in the country. The state average is $5.87 a gallon according to AAA.
In January, Gov. David Ige proposed sending $100 to each taxpayer and their dependents.
Gov. Mills wants to send $850 to most of the state residents. This would be part of the state budget. This has been proposed because it is estimated that the average Maine resident will spend an additional $560 this year because of inflation.
Gov. Tim Walz plans to use the state’s budget surplus to sent $1,000 income tax rebate checks per couple.
A one billion dollar property-tax rebate has been proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The rebate would be roughly $970 for homeowners outside of New York City.
Virginia lawmakers are expected to send out a tax relief rebate check. There have been different proposals, so the amount is unclear.
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