MILLIONS of Americans across the country could receive direct payments of up to $1,500 to help combat inflation.
The payments are expected to reach residents across 17 different states in a matter of months.
Some of the payments are automatic rebates while others are the result of legislation that has been passed in response to inflation.
California is providing eligible residents with a tax rebate totaling up to $1,050.
Residents must be making $250,000 or less for individuals, while the threshold is $500,000 couples filing jointly.
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California residents must have been living in the state for at least six months in 2020, and they must also be currently residing in the state.
Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the state’s Franchise Tax Board website.
The payments, which will be issued by direct deposit or debit card, can be expected between October and January 2023.
Residents in Colorado are expected to receive a tax rebate by the end of September.
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The mailed checks are worth $750 for individuals and $1,500 for those who filed jointly.
Eligible residents must have been at least 18 years old on December 31, 2021, have lived in the state for all of 2021, and also filed a state tax return for 2021.
Delaware residents who filed a 2020 or 2021 tax return, and who were at least 18 years old on December 31, 2021, should receive one-time payments of $300.
Those who filed jointly should receive $600.
Low-income residents in Florida should be receiving $450 stimulus payments.
Those who participate in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program are eligible.
Residents with children who participate in the Guardianship Assistance Program may also be eligible.
One-time tax refunds are available to eligible Georgia residents.
Individuals may receive up to $250, heads of household up to $375, and those filing jointly up to $500.
Funds are available to residents with a tax liability for the 2020 tax year.
Additional eligibility requirements can be found on the state’s Department of Revenue website.
Eligible Hawaii residents may also receive a tax refund, based on their 2021 tax year incomes.
Individuals earning less than $100,000, or couples earning less than $200,000 could receive $300.
The refund also applies to dependents, upping the total amount for a family of four to $1,200.
Taxpayers earning $100,000 or more and couples earning $200,000 or more can receive $100.
Residents who filed tax returns for 2020 and 2021 could receive a new bonus rebate recently signed into law by Governor Brad Little.
For individual tax filers, the rebate is $300, while joint filers could receive $600 – or 10% of income taxes that were paid in 2020.
Whichever amount is greater is what residents will receive.
To qualify, 2020 and 2021 tax returns must be filed by December 31, 2022.
The state recently passed a family relief plan worth $1.8billion.
Eligible residents could receive one-time tax rebate payments worth up to $100.
An additional $300 rebate is available to homeowners with an income that doesn’t exceed $500,000 for joint filers or $250,000 for individuals.
Visit the state’s website to check on the status of your rebate.
Single tax filers for the 2020 tax year are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $125.
Joint filers and couples can receive $250.
These payments are available regardless of income.
A second round of rebates was approved by the state legislature in August, meaning that some residents could see a single payment worth $325 for individuals or $650 for joint filers combining the two rebates.
Residents who lived in the state and file a 2021 tax return by October 31 may receive $850 payments.
Eligibility extends to individuals making $100,000 or less, heads of household making $150,000 or less, and couples filing jointly making $200,000 or less.
Tax rebate checks are being made available to residents who file a 2021 tax return by October 17.
These checks are automatic, likely worth 13% of a resident’s 2021 income tax liability.
This number will be finalized in October, with checks being mailed out in November.
More information is available on the state’s website.
The state offers a Middle-Class Tax Rebate program which provides a $500 tax credit for each child under the age of six.
Residents must have at least one dependent child to qualify, along with a tax balance of at least $1 for the 2020 year.
Homeowners may also be eligible for another rebate.
A $1,500 rebate is available to homeowners earning less than $150,000.
Those earning between $150,000 and $250,000 may receive a rebate worth $1,000.
Residents who filed a 2021 tax return should have received an initial payment of $500 for joint filers earning less than $150,000 and $250 for individuals earning less than $75,000.
A similar rebate followed in August, but without income thresholds.
Individuals were eligible for $500 and joint filers for $1,000.
Homeowners in New York began receiving property tax rebates this past June, averaging $1,050.
Eligibility requirements include being enrolled in the 2022 School Tax Relief (STAR) program, having an income of less than $250,000 for the 2020 tax year, and having a school tax liability for the 2022-2023 school year worth more than the STAR credit.
A property tax rebate was also passed by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, providing $150 to eligible homeowners.
The property must be a homeowner’s primary residence to qualify, and they must have a 2020 tax year income of $250,000 or less.
A one-time payment is available to low-income homeowners enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Property Tax Rent/Rebate.
Eligible residents must be 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, or people with disabilities 18 and older.
This follows a rebate from last year.
But this year, eligible residents will receive a rebate worth 70% of last year.
So residents who received a maximum rebate of $650 in 2021 will this year receive a one-time bonus payment worth $455.
Both rebates can still be claimed on the state’s Department of Revenue website.
A tax cut bill in South Carolina could land residents an extra $700.
The state will determine a definitive amount in mid-to-late October.
Eligible residents must have had a tax liability in their 2021 return.
The deadline to claim the rebate is October 17.
Funds will be sent by the end of the year.
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Residents who had a tax liability in 2021 and who file their 2021 return by November 1 could receive a one-time payment.
Individuals could receive $250, while joint filers may receive $500.