Stimulus Checks: Is Your State Spending Cash This Fall?


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Three rounds of stimulus checks have been issued since the start of the pandemic, but many are desperately in need of another round. States seize the opportunity, but not every state meets the demand for more money, even as inflation continues to punish consumers.

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Here’s a look at the states giving a fourth round of stimulus to residents.

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California

Eligible residents will receive up to $1,050 between late October 2022 and mid-January. 2023.

Colorado

Through the Colorado Cash Back Bill, eligible Colorado residents can get a $750 tax refund for individuals ($1,500 for joint filers). Taxpayers will receive the rebate between September 30, 2022 and January 31, 2023, depending on when they filed the application.

Delaware

The Delaware Relief Rebate Program awards a one-time payment of $300 to eligible residents. The checks will go out this summer.

Florida

One-time payments of $450 are sent to families, but only to families with caregivers, foster parents, or state aid programs.

Georgia

Eligible taxpayers in Georgia can get $250 (individual), $375 (head of household), and $500 (married couples and joint filers) in cost of living tax refunds.

Hawaii

Each eligible resident of Hawaii gets $100 or $300 (depending on income, tax filing status, etc.).

Idaho

Eligible people in Idaho can expect a tax credit of $75 or 12% (whichever is greater) on their 2020 Idaho state taxes.

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Illinois

Eligible Illinois residents will save 1% sales tax on groceries through June 30, 2023 and will enjoy a sales tax reduction (from 6.25% to 1.25%) from August 5-14. They also get income tax credits between $50 and $100, depending on their filing status.

Indiana

Eligible Indiana residents can get a one-time tax refund of $125.

Maine

Maine residents see the highest stimulus payment: eligible single filers and couples get $850 and $1,700, respectively. The checks went out in June.

Massachusetts

It’s not yet known how much Massachusetts residents will get on their fourth stimulus payment, but they’ll likely get something thanks to a 1986 Massachusetts law. Gov. Charlie Baker has proposed a 7% cut in state income taxes for 2021, but this has not yet been confirmed.

New Jersey

Eligible New Jersey residents receive checks up to $500 as part of the middle class tax credit.

New Mexico

Eligible taxpayers in New Mexico get a discount of up to $500.

Oregon

Oregon residents who were eligible for the state’s one-time assistance checks received them in July. They were in the amount of $600.

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south carolina

Eligible South Carolina residents will receive $800 in tax credits.

Virginia

This fall, eligible Virginians will receive up to $500 in tax refunds.

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