Yo, it’s a new year but some states are still giving out tax refunds and stimulus checks from 2022. Like, Massachusetts just started giving back $3 billion in surplus tax money to residents in November and California isn’t even finished with their middle-class tax refunds yet.
In Jersey, homeowners haven’t even seen a dime from the $2 billion property tax relief program yet and those ain’t comin’ till spring. But, don’t worry, your state might still be sending money out. Check if you qualify and how much you could be getting.
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Millions of people in California are getting checks for inflation relief, up to $1,050, either by direct deposit or debit card. The state plans to send out 95% of the payments this year, with the rest coming by Jan 15th 2023. How much you get depends on your income, tax-filing status and how many people are in your household. Single people making less than $75,000 a year and couples making less than $150,000 will get $350 per person plus another $350 if they got kids. Couples with kids can get $1,050 total.
People making between $75,000 and $125,000 and couples making between $150,000 and $250,000 will get $250 per person and another $250 if they got kids. A family with kids can get $750 total. Single people making between $125,000 and $250,000 and couples making between $250,000 and $500,000 will get $200 each. A family with kids in this bracket could get $600 total. Single people making $250,000 or more and couples making $500,000 or more aren’t eligible.
State residents who filed their 2021 return by June 30 should have gotten a physical check for $750 by Sept 30, thanks to the 1992 Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) Amendment. (Joint filers will get $1,500). Gov. Polis signed a bill in May to get the refunds to taxpayers sooner, with more than half already cashed by late August. Filers who received an extension and filed by the Oct. 17 deadline will receive their refund by Jan. 31, 2023.
After Gov. Carney approved the Delaware Relief Rebate Program in April, all residents who filed their 2020 tax returns got $300 stimulus check. Even if you filed jointly, each person should have received a payment, which started going out in May.
Nearly 60,000 Florida families received one-time payments of $450 per child “to offset the costs of rising inflation,” according to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. To qualify, families must receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (also known as welfare), be a foster parent or a relative or nonrelative caregiver or participate in the Guardianship Assistance Program.You didn’t need to apply for the benefit, which was automatically mailed to eligible recipients. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, checks should have arrived in time for Florida’s “back to school” sales tax holiday, held from July 25 to Aug. 7.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill in March authorizing rebates to taxpayers who filed their state returns for both 2020 and 2021. Single taxpayers received $250 in May, with heads of households getting $375 and married couples filing jointly netting $500. Partial-year residents, those who pay little or no income taxes, or individuals who owe taxes, child support or other payments may have received a smaller rebate.
The Department of Revenue started issuing rebates in May and, according to its website, most residents who filed their 2021 state return by April 18 should have received theirs by early August. If you haven’t gotten your check yet, make sure to check with the Department of Revenue to see if you qualify and when you can expect to receive it. And remember, always check if you qualify for any kind of rebates or stimulus checks, you never know, you might be missing out on some cash!