Do You Qualify For the Illinois Tax Rebate or Stimulus Check Rolling Out This Week? – Around six million Illinois residents should expect to receive checks in the coming days and weeks after the state began issuing the one-time rebates on Monday. The checks come as part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan, approved in April by Governor J.B. Pritzker, that issues the rebates to people who meet specific criteria.
Governor Pritzker celebrated the start of the check rollout in a press conference on Monday, and announced in a tweet that the rebates are on their way.
“Tax rebate payments are going out to millions of Illinoisians,” Pritzker said. “We’re putting working families first and as part of my administration’s Illinois Family Relief Plan, rebates are being issued starting this week.”
In a statement, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton described the Illinois Family Relief plan as an effective way to “fight inflation and lower costs” for the people of Illinois during “challenging economic times.”
“Income and tax rebates are on the way to ease the burden and provide support to families throughout the state. Our administration cares and will continue to do all it can to make Illinois one of the best states in the nation to live.”
Stimulus Check: How Much Is the Rebate?
Taxpayers filing individually will receive a rebate of $50 from the state, while joint filers will receive $100. Taxpayers with dependents will receive a rebate worth up to $300, with $100 per dependent up to a maximum of three.
Stimulus Check: Do You Qualify?
A large number of Illinois residents will qualify for the scheme. Taxpayers resident in Illinois in 2021 with an adjusted gross income of under $400,000 for joint filers and $200,000 for individual filers are all eligible to receive the checks.
Eligible filers must have also paid their property taxes on their primary residents for 2021.
For those who have not filed their income or property taxes, the state will still issue the rebate as long as the taxes are filed by October 17.
When Will the Stimulus Checks Arrive?
While the checks started being distributed on Monday, that doesn’t mean everyone will receive the checks immediately.
Governor Pritzker’s office said that the checks should have arrived on all eligible Illinois residents’ doorsteps after eight weeks.
Individuals who have not yet filed their taxes or submitted Form IL-1040-PTR will receive the checks after their submission has been reviewed.
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