Do You Live in One of the 16 States Sending Stimulus Checks?
Your fourth stimulus check may come from your state instead of the federal government. Some state taxes relief programs are giving qualified residents rebates or payments. State stimulus payments stem from budget surplus and federal funds allocated to local governments.
In addition, some areas are considering fuel rebates for drivers to counterbalance the sudden price surges. As of June 2022, the inflation rate accelerated to 9.1 percent, surpassing the former largest annual increase of 8.6 percent in 1981. Check out which states are looking out for their residents during this expensive period.
1. $350 for California’s Middle-Class Residents
California may send you a new stimulus check if you are a resident with an income below the threshold for your tax filing status. Thanks to the Middle Class Tax Refund, you may receive a stimulus check, and the amount is based on your tax filing status, reported income, and if you have at least one dependent.
- Married couples filing jointly
- Up to $150,000 – $700 or $1,050 with a dependent
- $150,001 to $250,000 – $500 or $750 with a dependent
- $250,001 to $500,000 – $400 or $600 with a dependent
- Up to $75,000 – $250 or $700 with a dependent
- $75,001 to $125,000 – $250 or $500 with a dependent
- $125,001 to $250,000 – $200 or $400 with a dependent
You generally won’t receive any portion of the state stimulus check if you earned more than $250,000 or $500,000 with your spouse.
2. No Income Limits for Colorado’s Stimulus Check
Colorado is providing economic stimulus checks regardless of your income. The new stimulus program only requires you to meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a full-year resident
- Filed a 2021 state income tax return or have applied for the Property Tax/Heat Credit (PTC) Rebate
If you meet the criteria, the state may send you $750 (individual taxpayer) or $1,500 (married jointly filing).
3. Delaware Taxpayers Get $300
The 2022 Delaware Tax Relief Rebate Program is set to issue a one-time payment of $300 if you:
- Are a resident of the state,
- Were at least 18 years of age on December 31, 2021, and
- Filed a 2020 state income tax return.
However, married couples filing jointly will receive only $300 collectively instead of $300 each. The state plans to announce more details in October 2022.
4. $450 Per Child for Low-Income Florida Families
You may receive a rebate check from the Florida Department of Children and Families if you are enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program or the Guardian Assistance Program. The rebate check amount is expected to be $450 for each of your tax-dependent children. However, less than 60,000 families will receive payments, and the state issues rebates by need.
5. $250 to $500 Georgia Tax Rebate Payments
Georgia may send you a tax stimulus check or direct deposit if you are a resident and filed your 2020 and 2021 state income tax returns. The state taxes relief amount depends on your tax liability and filing status. The following are the maximum check stimulus payments:
- $250 for individual filers
- $375 for heads of household
- $500 for married couples filing jointly
You may receive a lesser stimulus payments amount if you are not a full-time resident or have existing liabilities, like back taxes or child support.
6. Hawaiian Residents Could Get $100 or $300
The state passed a tax stimulus check bill that gives some taxpayers of Hawaii money. Your filing status (individual or married filing jointly) determines the income amount that qualifies you and each of your dependents.
If you are a married couple filing jointly or a surviving spouse, you may receive:
- $100 if you earned more than $200,000.
- $300 if you earned less than $200,000.
If you are an individual filer or head of household, you may receive:
- $100 if you earned more than $100,000.
- $300 if you earned less than $100,000.
For example, a single parent of two dependents who earns less than $100,000 could receive $900, or $300 for each person.
7. Relief for Taxpayers in Idaho of at least $75
The Idaho stimulus payment is $75 for you and each of your dependents or 12 percent of line 20 (Form 40) or line 42 (Form 43) on your 2020 return. To qualify for the tax rebate, you must be a full-time resident and have filed:
- Your 2020 and 2021 state returns before the end of 2022.
- Your grocery-credit refund return.
To check stimulus payments’ status, you can use the state’s “Where’s My Rebate” tool.
8. $50 for Illinois Taxpayers & $100+ for Dependents
The state is issuing a $50 stimulus check to every taxpayer who earned less than $200,000 (or $100 to married couples filing jointly with less than $400,000). Plus, Illinois sends more relief for taxpayers with dependents, and you could receive an additional $100 for each dependent, up to three.
The state will start sending stimulus payments direct deposit and checks in September 2022, but it could take a few months for you to receive your payment.
9. Indiana May Send Two Rounds of Payments
As an Indiana resident, you may be able to receive the state taxes relief payment of $125 no matter your income. The state sends the stimulus payment after you file your 2021 taxes, and you should receive it before September if you filed on time.
But the one-time taxpayer relief bill was not enough for the Indiana governor, who proposed legislation that would send an additional $225. Further, there is talk of an advanced gas tax rebate to reduce the price of fuel and a freeze on increases until mid-2023.
10. $850 to Middle-Income Taxpayers in Maine
Maine could send you a tax relief rebate payment of $850 if you are a full-time resident who earns less than:
- $100,000 as an individual filer, or
- $150,000 as a head of household.
You can earn as much as $200,000 if you are a married couple filing jointly. If you qualify, the government will send a single payment of $1,700.
11. Up to $500 for New Jersey Families
If you qualify for the Middle Class Tax Rebate, New Jersey may send a payment that matches the amount on line 50 of your state taxes, up to $500. You can be a part- or full-time resident, but you must have at least one dependent and an income less than the limit for your tax status.
You can earn up to $75,000 as an individual filer or $150,000 if you are a:
- Head of household.
- Surviving spouse.
- Married couple filing jointly.
New Jersey lawmakers also proposed a tax relief rebate for nonresidents and resident aliens, including spouses and dependents.
12. Minnesota Frontline Workers File for Rebate Check
Minnesota offered a rebate check to frontline workers who worked at least 120 hours from March 15, 2020, to June 30, 2021. However, the state ceased applications on July 22, 2022.
13. New Mexico Sends Two Economic Stimulus Checks to Qualified Taxpayers
As a New Mexico resident, you may receive a stimulus check for $500 (or $1,000 if married filing jointly) if you filed your 2021 state return. You could get the other rebate check of $250 (or $500 if married filing jointly) if your income is less than:
- $75,000 as an individual filer.
- $150,000 as a head of household.
- $150,000 as a married couple filing jointly.
Conversely, the state may give you the same stimulus payment even if you do not normally file your taxes. However, you will need to apply to the state for this payment. The state set aside $20 million for non-taxpayers, but the funds are on a first-come basis.
14. $600 for Eligible Oregon Taxpayers
You have received an Oregon stimulus payment if you were a resident during the last six months of 2020 and matched the other criteria. You should have filed your 2020 state tax returns by the end of 2021 and received the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The state is not sending economic stimulus checks to or for dependents at this time.
15. South Carolina Restructures Taxes for Rebates up to $800
South Carolina provided long-term relief for taxpayers by lowering the tax rate and restructuring the income-tax brackets. Additionally, the state is issuing rebates up to $800 to a third of residents, approximately.
16. $250 for Virginia Taxpayers
Virginia might send you a tax rebate if you had a tax liability for your 2021 state tax return. You could receive $250 as an individual filer or $500 as a married couple filing jointly. The Virginia Department of Taxation announced that they would begin sending payments in September or October and recommends updating your information if you have moved, changed names, or closed bank accounts that the state usually sends your refunds.
Gas Stimulus Rebates
Prepaid gas cards may be the go-to gift while prices soar higher than ever. But you may not have to depend on a gas rebate card if you live in one of these states doing something about the high gas prices.
- Kansas proposed a bill to send a $250 gas rebate to individual filers and $500 to married couples who file jointly.
- Kentucky’s gas stimulus bill is currently with the House Committee On Committees. Individual filers may receive $500 or $1,000 per household if it passes.
- Massachusetts’ Taxpayer Energy and Economic Relief Fund passed on July 20, 2022, to give residents a $250 rebate if they earned between $38,000 and $100,000 (or $500 to married couples filing jointly who earned between $38,000 and $150,000).
- North Carolina lawmakers proposed a gas rebate or a long-term tax reduction. The rebate would give adult drivers a $200 check.
- Pennsylvania Opportunity Program would send a one-time payment of $2,000 to households with incomes less than $80,000 if it passes legislation.