CALIFORNIA and New Mexico are among the states sending up to $1,050 worth of payments to insolvent citizens.
Lawmakers in Kansas and New Hampshire are among four other states reportedly considering introducing measures to help struggling residents amid inflation and the cost of living crisis.
About 20 million taxpayers in California are to receive checks in the amount of 200 to 1,050 US dollars.
Single taxpayers on income less than $75,000 are eligible for a $350 check, while joint taxpayers on income less than $150,000 will receive $700.
They receive an additional $350 if they have at least one dependent.
Single taxpayers earning between $75,001 and $125,000 per year will receive a $250 payment, while the threshold for couples is $250,000.
And single Californians with annual incomes of $125,001 and $250,000 will receive a $200 payment.
This means joint filers making between $250,001 and $500,000 are pocketing $400.
However, single taxpayers earning over $250,000 are not eligible for a relief payment.
Checks will be mailed to residents by wire transfer or debit card through October, a Newsom administration official told KRCA.
Thousands of New Mexicans are also scheduled to receive a $500 refundable income tax refund this month.
Single taxpayers who earn less than $75,000 and have filed their tax return will receive a $250 payment.
And more than 30,000 New Mexicans who don’t file taxes will receive a payment worth up to $1,000 in July.
Officials estimate that around $18 million worth of aid will be awarded.
Single households with no dependents receive a $500 payment, and married couples pocket $1,000, according to the New Mexico Department of Taxes and Treasury.
Aid payments are sent by direct bank transfer and by post.
Checks are sent when direct deposits are declined, and those not receiving payment should check the progress of their application.
New Mexicans have until May 31, 2023 to apply for a rebate if the $20 million funding pot is exhausted.
The Sun has been told that more than 600,000 Hawaii taxpayers will benefit from a tax refund worth up to $1,200.
Gov. David Ige signed the measure on June 23 and the payments are expected to be processed by the end of August.
Single taxpayers who earned less than $100,000 in 2021 and couples earning less than $200,000 will receive a $300 tax exemption.
This means a family of four could receive a payment of $1,200.
And taxpayers who make more than $100,000 will get a $100 refund, reports Hawaii News Now.
Around 6.2 million taxpayers are expected to qualify for a relief payment, and checks are expected to be mailed from September 12.
Illinoisans receive a payment of $50 per taxpayer and $100 per child for up to three children.
The relief checks are expected to cost around $685 million.
Officials estimate it will take around eight weeks for the checks to be mailed.
Many Georgians should already have received a one-time income tax refund worth $250 or $500.
And taxpayers who filed as heads of households would have had to pocket a maximum payment of up to $375.
In March, the Idaho State Tax Commission began giving rebates to state taxpayers.
The payment was automatically sent to taxpayers who lived in the state full-time in 2020 and 2021.
It amounted to $75 per taxpayer, or 12 percent of their 2020 taxes — whichever is greater.
According to Big Country News, officials gave about 25,000 rebates a week.
Millions of Indiana residents should already have received a $125 rebate.
The cash increase was announced after the state posted a $3.9 billion surplus in December 2021.
Refunds began being sent out in May and should continue throughout the summer.
Refunds are sent both by direct bank transfer and by post.
Those expecting to receive their check in the mail should receive their payment in either July or August.
More than 800,000 Americans in Maine will receive checks worth $850 in the coming months.
Gov. Janet Mills explained that the controls were put in place to help residents offset the effects of inflation and higher energy costs.
The Maine Governor’s Office said payments will be sent out on a rolling basis through the end of the year.
That means a total of more than $729 million will flow back to taxpayers.
Checks will be mailed to the address provided by taxpayers on their individual Maine tax returns for 2021.
Checks worth $600 were issued to thousands of Delaware taxpayers by the end of May.
The checks were introduced to help residents balance financial pressures at the grocery store and at the pump.
Governor John Carney said at the time, “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 New Jersey Division of Taxation announced that residents of the Garden State will receive middle-class tax breaks beginning July 2.
Checks will be mailed to those who have filed a 2020 income tax return and are claiming at least one dependent with a balance of $1 or more.
The maximum discount Residents can receive is $500.
Officials estimate it will take about six weeks for all checks to be mailed and processed.
More than 650,000 Minnesota workers are eligible for a payment of up to $750.
The checks are reserved for key workers who worked on the front lines during the height of the Covid pandemic, CBS reported.
Officials say the jobs in question are healthcare workers, childcare workers, grocers and janitors.
Workers have until July 22 to claim the payments, which can be done online at frontline.pay.mn.gov.
Virginia single taxpayers will get a refund of up to $250 after Gov. Glenn Youngkin enacted the state budget.
Meanwhile, married couples will receive a one-time payment of $500.
The rebates are scheduled to be sent out in late September, and those who filed their taxes before July 1 should expect to receive them by October at the latest, according to WLJA.
Virginians must file their taxes by Nov. 1 to be eligible, officials warn.
Legislatures in other states are considering introducing a relief payment, or tax break, to offset financial burdens on cash-strapped residents.
In March, New Hampshire state officials mooted plans to mail drivers a $25 check.
According to In-Depth NH, lawmakers announced that around 1.6 million vehicle owners would be eligible.
And in Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly proposed a one-time rebate worth $250 to residents filing their 2020 and 2021 tax returns.
Two South Carolina lawmakers proposed raising the income tax to allow $400 checks to be issued to people 17 and older.
And North Carolina Democratic state senators proposed a $200 refund for drivers.
Senate Democratic leader Dan Blue said, “We want to put more money in their pockets now.”
If the law is signed, the rebate would be a check or debit card and will be sent no later than October 1st.
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