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Stimulus payments worth $500 going to Massachusetts workers

As inflation continues, working residents in Massachusetts could see a stimulus payment worth up to $500 to help offset the costs of inflation.

Stimulus checks Massachusetts workers could see.

The state Senate and House has agreed to a framework for a tax relief package.

The plan revealed would send $250 to taxpayers and $500 to couples.


Eligibility for Massachusetts stimulus payments

In order to be eligible, you must be a working resident in the state of Massachusetts.

Those qualifying must make at least $38,000 in 2021.

Income cannot exceed $100,000 for single filers or $150,000 for joint filers.

If passed, payments vould be seen as soon as September of this year.

There are other benefits included in the stimulus package as well.

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One is enhancements to the child and dependent care credit available through the state.

Children would go from $180 to $310 with no cap limit.

Right now the cap in $360.

The earned income tax credit would be boosted to 40% of the federal credit.

The senior circuit breaker tax credit would increase to $1,755.

The timing of the vote to pass is not clear, but it should happen ahead of the legislation ending on July 31.

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