10 States Implementing Fresh Rounds Of Stimulus Checks and Rebates – While a fourth federal stimulus check still seems to be off the cards, states across the country are passing stimulus and rebate packages designed to help residents cope with the rising cost of food, fuel, and household goods.
Here are ten states implementing their own stimulus checks and tax rebate packages.
In June, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced relief checks worth as much as $1,050 for residents earning below $250,000. The amount of money received by taxpayers depends on their income.
Single filers earning up to $75,000 will receive $350, and an additional $250 if they have at least one dependent. That check drops to $200 for single filers earning up to $250,000.
Joint filters earning up to $500,000 will also receive checks worth $400, with an additional $200 if they have at least one dependent.
See the full details and find out if you qualify for the stimulus checks here.
Colorado residents who filed their 2021 tax returns will receive $750 checks under the “Colorado Cash Back” TABOR refund scheme. Governor Jared Polis said that the “vast majority” of state residents will receive their checks by the end of next week, or one week after.
The $750 tax rebates are “far and away” the largest in state history after the state collected over $3.5 billion over the cap in the last fiscal year.
Delaware residents began receiving $300 relief checks in May, and the payments are still being distributed. Checks are expected to continue being distributed throughout the summer to everybody who filed their 2021 state tax return.
Not sure if you qualify? Track your refund payments here.
Eligible Virginia taxpayers will this year receive a one-time tax rebate. Those who had a tax liability last year will receive $250 if they filed individually, and $500 if they filed jointly.
Eligible residents who filed their taxes by July 1 will receive their rebate by October 31. Some will receive the rebate by direct deposit and others will receive a check in the mail.
Find out the full details from the Virginia Department of Taxation website here.
South Carolina legislators agreed in June 2022 to return a total of $1 billion to taxpayers who filed a South Carolina tax return in 2021.
Only filers who pay state income tax will receive the rebates worth as much as $800, depending on their income. Around 44% of residents in the state do not pay state income tax, meaning just over half should expect to receive the rebates.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue website states that the state government is “hard at work finalizing the details and logistics” for the rebates and encourages residents to check this page for updates.
A total of 236,314 households in Oregon were eligible this year for stimulus checks totaling $141,788,400. Under House Bill 4157, the Oregon Department of Revenue began distributing one-time assistance payments to eligible households worth $600 per tax return. Payments were delivered by July 31 of this year, with $78,466,400 paid to 130,744 individuals by direct deposit, and $63,342,000 paid to 105,570 taxpayers by paper check.
Every eligible person in the state should have received the payments by now, and more information can be found on the government website here.
Florida residents were surprised to receive letters in the mail from Governor Ron DeSantis in July which included checks worth $450 per qualifying child. 60,000 low-income families across the state received the payments, designed to help families prepare children for their return to school in just a few weeks.
The governor’s wife, Casey DeSantis, announced the scheme in a visit to Tampa last month, revealing that $35 million would go to support foster and adoptive families, as well as single parents across the state.
In May, the Georgia Department of Revenue announced that one-time tax refunds would begin being distributed to taxpayers across the state. Under House Bill 1302, single filers and married individuals who file separately were eligible for tax refund payments worth $250. Head of household filers were also eligible for payments worth as much as $275, and married individuals who filed jointly were eligible for rebates worth $500.
All refunds are expected to have been paid by this month to individuals who filed their tax returns by April 18, 2022. Refunds will not be issued until 2021 tax returns have been filed and processed.
Find out more from the Georgia Department of Revenue website here.
Hawaii residents earning less than $100,000 per year will receive $300 stimulus checks this year to help cover the rising cost of food, gas, and household goods. Residents earning more than $100,000 will also be eligible to receive $100 tax rebate checks.
“I’m glad that we are able to return dollars to taxpayers to pay for things like gas and other necessities that are increasing in price,” Hawaii Governor David Ige said when announcing the program, adding that the scheme would “help go a long way.”
According to the Hawaii Department of Taxation, rebates will start to be issued in the last week of August, with the last payments being sent out by the end of October.
Idaho Governor Brad Little approved a plan to send Idaho taxpayers rebates worth $75. Taxpayers will also receive $75 per dependent under the scheme, or 12% of their 2020 taxes – whichever figure is greater.
The payments began processing in March, with an estimated 25,000 payments processed each week.
A tool is available to track your Idaho 2022 tax rebate here.
Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.