Who is getting a new stimulus check? Even as children across the United States prepare to get a haul of candy on Halloween, some families can expect “treats” in the form of stimulus checks in the coming days – and they don’t even have to don a costume! Though the federal government isn’t doing much to provide relief to the record-high inflation, currently twenty states are now stepping up with stimulus packages.
These include one-time rebate checks and other payments to eligible taxpayers. Though they aren’t as large as the past federal stimulus checks that Americans may have received during the Covid-19 pandemic, the goal of the various programs is to help residents struggling to make ends meet due to the high inflation, which hit an interannual rate of 8.2 percent in September.
Stimulus Check: What is Coming?
Residents in the Golden State can expect to soon see the second round of inflation relief payments, and a new round of debit card payments. Earlier this month, California began issuing the Middle-Class Tax Refund – up to $1,050 – to millions of residents, while debit cards began to be mailed out on Oct. 24.
Cash Back payments are going to Coloradans 18 years of age or older. Single filers will receive $750, while joint filers can expect $1,500. In Connecticut, residents can expect to receive up to $250 per child (maximum of three or $750), as part of the state’s Child Tax Rebate based on their 2021 federal income tax return. Delaware residents can expect to receive $300, and while the first round of payments went out in May, additional checks were sent to qualifying residents during the summer.
Florida, which is also recovering from Hurricane Ian, had sent $450 to residents earlier this year; while Georgia residents can expect to receive $250 for single filers and married people filing separately from their spouse, $375 for head-of-household filers, and $500 for married couples filing a joint return.
Residents in Hawaii can expect to receive $100 or $300 per family member, depending on the household’s 2021 tax year filing status and federal adjusted gross income; while Idaho has been paying out two tax rebates. The first one is the greater of (1) $75 per family member, or (2) 12 percent of the tax liability before credits, “other” taxes, payments, and donations on your 2020 Idaho return. The second rebate amount is equal to the greater of (1) $600 for married couples filing a joint return or $300 for all other filers, or (2) 10 percent of the tax liability before credits, “other” taxes, payments, and donations on your 2020 Idaho return.
In the Midwest, Illinois residents should have expected to receive two rebates this year, one for income taxes while the other is for property taxes – based on 2021 Illinois tax returns. Each qualifying resident gets $50 ($100 for a married couple who filed a joint return), plus $100 per dependent for up to three dependents. If those claimed property tax credit on their 2021 Illinois tax return, they can receive up to $300. Neighboring Indiana has also been sending two payments – the first for $125 and the second for $200.
Over in New England, Maine residents can expect stimulus payments of $850 per single filer, or $1,700 for a married couple; while Massachusetts has announced it will send stimulus – estimated to be around 13 percent of the filer’s 2021 income tax liability.
New Mexico residents should also have received – or will receive – two tax rebates. The first rebate amount is $500 for joint filers, head-of-household filers, and surviving spouses with incomes under $150,000, and $250 for single filers and married people filing separate tax returns, while the second rebate is worth $1,000 for joint filers, head-of-household filers, and surviving spouses, and $500 for single filers and married residents filing separately.
In Oregon, stimulus checks of up to $600 are being sent to residents; while Rhode Island residents can expect rebate checks of $250 per child, up to a maximum of $750. In South Carolina, residents will receive up to $700 in rebates; while those residing in Virginia can expect $250, or $500 for joint filers. Eligible Virginians who haven’t already received an up to $500 tax “stimulus” rebate check for 2022, should receive it in the mail or in their bank account, by October 31.
Additional Tax Rebates and Stimulus Checks
A number of states are sending property tax rebates this year. In New Jersey, property tax rebates are also coming based on income and whether the filer is an owner or renter. Homeowners with a 2019 household income of $150,000 or less will receive $1,500, and those with income from $150,001 to $250,000 will receive $1,000. In neighboring New York, homeowners should have received property-tax rebates of up to $1,050 – and the average New York City household may have received around $425.
For Pennsylvania homeowners and renters relief is also coming. The property tax/rent rebate amounts range from $250 to $650. For renters, the standard rebate is either $500 or $650. Certain seniors can get a rebate as high as $975. For those who received a property tax rebate last year, their 2022 rebate is reduced to 70% of the 2021 amount.
A Senior Editor for 1945, Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based writer. He has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites with over 3,000 published pieces over a twenty-year career in journalism. Peter is also a Contributing Writer for Forbes. You can follow him on Twitter: @PeterSuciu.