As prices across the nation continue to remain high, states are continuing to issue stimulus payments to help residents cover costs this October.
Taxpayers in states like California, Hawaii and Virginia can expect a little extra cash this month thanks to legislation addressing the costs of skyrocketing inflation.
Check out below if you might be eligible for a payment in the coming weeks:
Millions of Californians will receive inflation relief checks of up to $1,050 sometime “between October 2022 and January 2023,” either as a direct deposit or in the mail as a debit card.
“Global inflation. Rising costs. It’s hard out there and we know it. So, we’re giving you $9.5 billion back,” Governor Gavin Newsom‘s website reads. “MILLIONS of Californians––23 million to be exact––will benefit from up to $1,050, as soon as October!”
The amount each resident will receive is based on income, tax-filing status and household size from their 2020 tax return. The income limit for eligibility is $250,000 or less for individuals and $500,000 or less for heads of households or couples filing jointly.
Residents who filed their 2020 tax returns are still receiving $300 stimulus checks thanks to Governor John Carney, who approved the Delaware Relief Rebate Program back in April. The legislation will provide a total of $600 for married couples.
“Delaware families are dealing with higher costs at the grocery store and the gas pump,” Carney said at the time. “Every taxpayer I’ve ever talked to expects us to manage their money in a way that’s responsible and sustainable over the long term.”
“These direct payments to Delaware families are part of a broader, responsible budget proposal that will invest in education, our economy, and Delaware communities, and increase our reserves to prepare our state for the future,” the governor added.
Over the summer, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the state would cut out one-time checks for nearly 60,000 families, providing $450 per child to help “offset the costs of rising inflation.”
Families who are already participating in Florida’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program or the Guardianship Assistance Program are eligible for the payments, which will be automatically mailed to recipients.
Some residents are still receiving funds of up to $250 for individuals, $375 for heads of households or $500 for joint filers as part of the state’s one-time tax refunds.
“As hardworking Georgians face rising inflation caused by failed federal government policies, we are doing what we can to provide relief by returning their money back into their pockets,” Governor Brian Kemp said in May.
While most checks were issued in August, the state has advised “it may take some time for all refunds to be processed.”
Beginning last month, residents who earned less than $100,000 in 2021, or less than $2000,0000 for joint filers, began receiving $300 direct deposits with dependents also eligible for funds. A qualifying family of four could receive $1,200.
This month, physical checks will start going out, according to Governor David Ige, who told reporters those payments will be “dependent on the arrival of the check stock.”
The state’s estimated $1.83 billion relief package will continue to dole out income and property tax rebates into November.
“Amid historic rates of inflation, the people of our state deserve to know that they are not on their own. We are with them,” Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton said in a press release. “This $1.8 billion in tax relief ensures that Illinoisans in every community, rural and urban, are seen and supported. When our residents are feeling the weight of buying food, gas, and making ends meet, Illinois acts to ease the burden.”
Individuals earning less than $200,000 in 2021 will receive $50, while couples filing jointly under $400,000 will get $100. Tax filers can also earn $100 per dependent for up to three dependents. Payouts will be issued as direct deposits or a mailed check.
Homeowners could also receive an additional rebate of up to $300 if their income doesn’t exceed $250,000. or $500,000 for joint filers.
“Maine people are grappling with the increased costs as a result of pandemic-driven inflation, ranging from higher energy costs to increased prices of everyday goods,” Governor Janet Mills’ website reads. “Amid high costs, $850 relief checks are being sent to an estimated 858,000 Maine people.”
The latest round of relief checks is being offered to full-year tax residents who file a 2021 tax return before the end of the month.
To help with the rising prices of gas, groceries and other household expenses, the state is sending a refundable rebate with no income threshold, sending $500 to single filers and $1,000 to heads of households and joint filers.
Residents who have not yet filed a 2021 tax return still have the opportunity to claim another automatic rebate which offers automatic payments in the amount of $250 to single filers who earned less than $75,000 and $500 for heads of households and joint filers earning less than $75,000. Payments started going out in July.
In August, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation granting a one-time property tax rebate of up to $150 for hundreds of thousands of homeowners in the city.
To be eligible, the property must be a primary residence and annual income must be less than or equal to $250,000 during the 2020 tax year.
Last month, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that approximately 3.2 million eligible taxpayers would receive a one-time tax rebate of up to $250 for individuals, and up to $500 for joint filers.
“As Virginians face high inflation and prices coming from policies set in Washington, these one-time tax rebates will help families lower the cost of living,” Youngkin said in a press release. “Past administrations have overtaxed Virginians and by returning taxpayer money to Virginia’s taxpayers we are ensuring that hard working Virginians get to keep more of their paycheck during these difficult economic times.”
To receive the rebate, residents must file their 2021 tax returns by November 1. Those who filed before July 1 should receive a direct deposit or mailed check by the end of the month. Those who filed after have been told to expect the rebate within four months of their filing date.
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