Americans looking for help in the form of a federal stimulus check to fight high gas and food prices are likely to be disappointed as there is little support in Congress for another check anytime soon.
However, for some, state governments are offering special tax rebates.
Fifteen states have passed legislation that will send money to citizens. Here is a look at which states are sending out tax rebates and how much they will be sending.
Couples making up to $75,000 a year will get $700 from the state beginning in October due to a surplus of funds in the state budget. Individual taxpayers who make up to $75,000 a year will get $350. Eligible households will also receive $350 if they have qualifying dependents.
Those who make $75,000 to $150,000 a year will get a phased benefit with a maximum payment of $200 per individual ($400 per couple filing jointly).
The payments will be delivered via direct deposit and debit cards, according to the California Department of Tax and Fee Information.
Taxpayers in Colorado can expect around $500 sometime in September if they filed a tax return by June 30, according to Newsweek. The exact amount will depend on the status of state revenue, the state department of revenue said.
Each Delaware taxpayer who filed a 2020 state tax return should have gotten a “relief rebate” of $300 beginning in May.
Residents who have not filed a 2020 state tax return are eligible for the rebate. However, according to Forbes.com, instructions are anticipated to be announced by Oct. 17.
You can check your rebate status with the Delaware Department of Finance.
Georgia residents who filed both their 2020 and 2021 tax returns can receive rebates of $250, $375 and $500, based on their tax filing status.
The maximum for single filers is $250; for those who file as the head of household, it’s $375 and for those married filing jointly, the rebate maximum is $500.
According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, you may receive a lower rebate if you owe income tax or payments such as delinquent child support.
Hawaii taxpayers are looking at a top rebate payment of $300 for those earning less than $100,000 a year. For those making more than $100,000 a year, the rebate would be $100.
Taxpayers’ dependents would also be getting a rebate.
According to the Hawaii Department of Taxation, the state may begin processing payments in late August.
Idahoans who are full-time residents and filed 2020 and 2021 tax year returns, or are full-time residents and filed grocery-credit refund returns, are eligible for $75 or 12% of your 2020 Idaho state taxes, whichever is greater.
Payments began in March. Some may still be waiting if they are getting a paper rebate check instead of one that was deposited directly in a checking account.
Idaho residents can check the status of their rebate online.
Rebates of $50 are available for full-time residents making less than $200,000 per year or $400,000 per couple filing jointly.
An additional $100 is available per eligible dependent, with up to three dependents per family.
In December, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Indiana taxpayers will get a $125 one-time tax refund after they file their 2021 taxes.
Taxpayers who file jointly will receive a single deposit of $250.
There’s no income requirement, but residents must have filed a state tax return for the year 2020 by Jan. 3, 2022, as well as a 2021 Indiana tax return by April 18, 2022, to be eligible.
According to the state Department of Revenue, payments are expected to continue through mid-summer.
Gov. Janet Mills signed a supplemental budget on April 20 to authorize direct relief payments of $850 for Maine taxpayers.
Full-time Maine residents who make less than $100,000 in Adjusted Gross Income ($150,000 if filing as head of household, $200,000 for couples filing jointly) are eligible for direct relief payments of $850.
Couples filing jointly will receive one $850 relief check per taxpayer for a total of $1,700.
If a resident did not yet file a state tax return for 2021, they can file through Oct. 31 to claim the payment, according to Mills.
10. New Jersey
Nearly 1 million people in New Jersey were sent one-time rebate checks of up to $500. The checks began going out on July 2.
11. New Mexico
New Mexico taxpayers earning less than $75,000 annually (under $150,000 for joint filers) will be getting a rebate of $250 ($500 for joint filers) beginning this month.
The rebate will be sent to taxpayers who filed a 2021 state return.
In addition, another rebate will be issued to all taxpayers. Single filers will receive $500, and joint filers will receive $1,000.
The second rebate will be split into two equal payments — one that was delivered in June and one that will come in August. The funds will be sent automatically to taxpayers who filed a 2021 state return.
Any residents who did not file an income tax return will receive the rebate in July, according to the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
Some frontline workers are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $750.
Eligible workers must have worked at least 120 hours in Minnesota between March 15, 2020, and June 30, 2021, and were not eligible for remote work, according to the state revenue department.
To be eligible, workers with direct COVID-19 patient-care responsibilities must have an annual income of less than $175,000 between Dec. 2019 and Jan. 2022.
Those without direct patient care responsibilities must have an income of less than $85,000 annually for the same period to be eligible for the payment.
13. South Carolina
South Carolina’s legislature approved a plan to provide a one-time payment of up to $800 for some taxpayers.
Details about the payment have not yet been announced.
According to the Virginia Department of Taxation, tax rebates to Virginians won’t be issued until late September.
Taxpayers will receive a rebate of $250 per taxpayer ($500 for a couple filing jointly).
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