DRIVERS in Missouri have just one week left to apply for gas rebates to help offset the rising cost of fuel.
Residents can claim refunds based on what they spent at the pump between October 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.
The state launched the rebate initiative to offset the high cost of fuel between those months.
Missouri also increased its gas tax in October of last year, adding 2.5 cents per gallon.
As a result, the state is offering a 2.5-cent rebate per gallon purchased in the nine-month period mentioned above.
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Refund amounts will vary based on how often you filled up, according to the Kansas City Star.
According to the Missouri DOR, residents will need to provide the following information to secure a rebate:
- Vehicle identification number of their motor vehicle
- Date of gas sales
- Their name and address
- Name and address of the seller
- Number of gallons purchased
- Number of gallons purchased and charged Missouri fuel tax, as a separate item
Ideally, you’ll want to have your receipts from prior gas station visits on hand.
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All cars that weigh 26,000 pounds or less are eligible for a refund.
Moreover, drivers in Missouri should keep in mind that the gas tax is set to increase each year by two and a half cents until 2025.
By then, the gas tax will reach 29 cents per gallon in the state.
Planned relief in other states
Missouri is not the only state sending out relief to its residents.
Taxpayers in Virginia are set to score checks of up to $500 thanks to the Virginia General Assembly.
Earlier this year, the Assembly passed a law providing taxpayers with a liability a rebate of up to $250 for individual filers and up to $500 for joint filers.
A tax liability is the amount of taxes owed minus any credits throughout the year.
The one-time direct payments are based on 2021 taxes, which must be filed by November 1.
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.
Thousands of taxpayers in Hawaii received a one-time tax refund earlier this year based on their 2021 tax year incomes.
Individuals making less than $100,000 annually scored a $300 rebate.
Those with income over that threshold but under $200,000 got $100.
A family of four could pocket a refund worth $1,200.
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