In just a few days, Americans can claim up to $1,350 worth of cash.
The money comes thanks to Montana’s approval of a $1 billion tax break this year.
A large part of the package includes property tax refunds for homeowners for 2023 and 2024.
Each year they can be worth up to $675, for a total of $1,350
Beginning August 15, Montana homeowners will be able to claim their 2023 rebate.
First, keep in mind that eligible homeowners won’t be able to claim the 2023 rebate until this year.
They are based on taxes paid in 2022.
You are entitled to a property tax refund if:
- They owned and lived in a property in Montana and had it as their primary residence for at least seven months of the year
- You have paid property taxes for that residence in the relevant tax years.
Also, eligible homeowners could receive a refund letter in the mail during June and August, according to the Montana Department of Treasury.
“Receiving either notice does not necessarily mean you are eligible for the property tax refund,” the state agency said.
“Please read the letter to determine if you are eligible for the refund and how to request it.”
If you are eligible, you can take action online via the TransAction portal or by paper form starting August 15.
However, paper applications can take up to 90 days to process, while online applications only take 30 days.
All applications must be submitted by October 1st.
CALL FOR MORE CASH
If you are not eligible for the payments in Montana, you may be able to claim money elsewhere.
For example, there are some settlements that force companies to pay out compensation to their customers.
One of these comes from software company Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), which suffered a ransomware attack on its cloud.
This left former and current employees of UKG and its customers whose data was stored in the cloud vulnerable.
This forced UKG to agree to a $6 million settlement and make direct payments of up to $8,500 to exposed Americans.
To submit your name for consideration, you must complete an application form no later than October 3.
Instagram users may be eligible for compensation as part of a $68 million prize after local residents claimed the company violated Illinois’ Information Privacy Act.
According to the complaint, the tech company collected and stored biometric information, which includes human characteristics such as fingerprints.
The beneficiaries of the settlement must submit an application for compensation by September 27, 2023.
Right Guard’s former and current parent companies, Henkel Corp. and Thriving Brands LLC, agreed to pay $1.95 million to settle a class action lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that some versions of Right Guard deodorant contained or may contain benzene, a carcinogen.
Benzene has been linked to leukemia and various other diseases.
The comparison applies to anyone who purchased Right Guard Sport and Right Guard Xtreme deodorant spray for personal use between November 19, 2018 and June 8, 2023.
To be considered, a valid application must be submitted by October 14th.
To learn more about payments, New Mexico grants refunds to more than 900,000 taxpayers.
And Alaska continues to pay up to $3,284 worth of dividend payments from the Permanent Fund.