11 States Still Prepping To Distribute “Stimulus Checks”

We’ve seen the last of federal Covid-19 relief money, but 11 states may be distributing payments as a form of “stimulus” beginning this spring.

The eleven states are California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Virginia.

Each state is considering paying residents in one way or another, subject to approval by state legislatures.

First up is California, which has a budget surplus. According to a report by Fatherly, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed sending prepaid debit cards to all car owners with $400 for gas on them. If approved, these could be mailed as early as July.

Georgia also has a budget surplus, and the state will reportedly send rebates to those who filed their 2020 and 2021 tax returns. Single filers will get $250, heads of household will get $375 and married couples will get $500. However, these payments may come slower, and may reportedly be deducted from outstanding debts in some cases.

Hawaii is sending stimulus checks to all residents earning less than $100,000 annually. The payments will likely be about $300 for most people and will include dependents, meaning big families could see some serious aid.

In Idaho, Gov. Brad Little has approved a bill to give citizens a belated 12 percent rebate on their 2020 state taxes up to the amount of $75. Idahoans who got their tax refund by direct deposit have already received these payments, others will see it soon.

Illinois is overhauling the state’s tax system. Residents will reportedly get a $100 rebate on their state taxes, and lawmakers are pushing for more. That could include a complete moratorium on grocery taxes, a 10-day freeze on taxes on school supplies and a $300 property tax credit.

Indiana residents who filed a 2020 tax return will get a $125 payment starting in May. A similar program is underway in Maine, where residents making less than $100,000 will get a one-time payment of $850. However, in Maine that applies to their 2021 tax filings.

Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey is reportedly pushing to repeat last year’s stimulus payment with some new additions. This time around he wants the $500 payment to go to non-citizens, their spouses, dependents and those who filed with a tax ID number rather than a social security number.

In New Mexico, there may be multiple tax refunds to look forward to this year depending on your annual gross income. A round of payments based on AGI will go out in July, and another larger one may follow in August.

New York’s new budget relief plan could end the gasoline tax through the rest of 2022 and offer property tax relief up to $970. However, this is one of the programs that still needs legal ratification.

Finally, in Virginia lawmakers are considering a suspension of the gasoline tax and an elimination of the grocery tax. These will need to pass through the state legislatures.

Check your state’s website for the latest information on economic relief.

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  1. What about Mississippi .. shit all we need is gas cards .. our gas is not cheap n some of us have to drive an hour to work n an hour home .. n some of us have to sit in our car the whole 12 hour shift n in this heat u need ac but can’t run it bc of gas prices I am not saying give it to everyone but at least the one who do work .. I mean we do pay taxes so let some of our tax money come back to us

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