More State-Based Stimulus Checks Are Coming: In a press release published on Thursday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that the Department of Revenue Services began issuing rebates to qualified households this week – another state following a national trend.
The stimulus checks come as part of the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate program, and according to the governor’s office, the majority of the checks will have been mailed out by the end of this week.
Recipients will begin receiving the stimulus checks over the coming days.
“The state budget we enacted this year provides tax relief specifically targeted for middle and lower-income families with children,” Governor Lamont said in a statement. “I am glad that we were able to get this tax relief enacted and sent to families in time for the start of the school year. I appreciate the staff at the Department of Revenue Services for processing these applications and getting them out to families in a timely manner.”
Stimulus Checks: What Is the Child Tax Rebate Program?
Connecticut’s 2022 Child Tax Rebate scheme, authorized by the Connecticut General Assembly this year, is a rebate scheme designed to ease the pressure of inflation on Connecticut families. The scheme grants tax rebates to Connecticut residents worth as much as $750.
Connecticut residents can qualify for rebates worth $250 per child, up to a maximum of three children.
Stimulus Checks: Who Qualifies?
To qualify for the stimulus checks or what are now called rebates, you must be a resident of Connecticut, and you must also have claimed at least one child as a dependent on your 2021 federal income tax return. The child must have been aged 18 or younger.
The state began receiving applications for the rebate online on June 1. Applications made by Connecticut residents after July 31, even those who meet the criteria to apply, will be considered late and will not be accepted.
There are some income thresholds that determine whether you qualify for the rebate. For every $1,000 a person earns over the income limit, the $250 rebate per child reduces by 10%. For individuals who filed their 2021 federal tax return individually, rebate checks will be issued if they earned between $100,000 and $110,000.
Head of Household filers are eligible with income greater than $160,000 but less than $170,000 are also eligible for the rebate checks, while Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widower filers are eligible with earnings between $200,000 and $210,000.
Have more questions? You can find a full guide from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services website here.
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