New Mexican residents who do not normally file taxes had the chance to collect a stimulus payment worth $500.
Both the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department along with the Human Services Department have partnered to make the tax rebate available.
Stimulus payments in New Mexico explained
Governor Lujan Grisham said the move will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in stimulus relief to residents across the state.
This comes as the cost of gas and groceries continues to rise due to inflation.
During the Special Legislative Session, not only was stimulus aid set aside, but additional aid was set aside for those who don’t file taxes.
This is important because many states choose to use tax returns as a way to determine eligibility and issue payments.
How much in stimulus payments will families see?
Households that have single filers with dependents and married filers will see up to $1,000.
Households with single filers and no dependents will see up to $500.
$20 million dollars in all was set aside for non-filers to receive.
Non-filers needed to file a tax return to apply for the financial assistance that taxpayers were automatically able to receive.
Applications opened at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022.
The deadline was at 5 p.m. on May 31, 2022.
July 31, 2022 is the last date payments will go out by.