If you long for another round of stimulus checks from the federal government, your wish is unlikely to come true. But several states are stepping in to fill that gap.
Whereas the federal government sent out money in 2020 and 2021 to help people cope with the impact of COVID-19, several states now are issuing checks for a variety of reasons, ranging from the pandemic to simply helping citizens keep pace with runaway inflation.
Following is a list of states cutting checks of up to $1,500. Note that our list is not exhaustive, so if you live in a state not on this list, you might still receive money from the government someday soon.
If you had a tax liability last year, you will be eligible for a tax rebate in Virginia this year.
Those who filed individually can get rebates of up to $250 while those who filed jointly are eligible for rebates of up to $500. The state begins issuing the rebates in the fall. If you haven’t filed a 2021 tax return yet, you have until Nov. 1 to get it in and receive a rebate.
About 59,000 families in Florida soon will receive a one-time payment of $450 per child.
The money is being sent primarily to low-income families and to a handful of others, such as foster parents, relative and non-relative caregivers, and guardianship assistance program participants.
Checks of $600 per tax return were sent out to Oregon taxpayers earlier this summer.
Households were eligible for the payment if they received the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2020 tax filing and lived in the state during the last six months of 2020.
In March, nearly 240,000 people in Massachusetts received payments of $500 from the state. A second round of 300,000 checks went out in June. The checks went out to individuals who worked in 2020 or 2021 and met certain income requirements.
In July, the state Senate approved one-time tax rebates of $250. The measure will need to be reconciled with an earlier bill passed in the Massachusetts House before it can be sent to Gov. Charlie Baker for his signature.
5. New Mexico
Last month, tax rebates of $250 went out to New Mexico single filers who met income limits. Rebates of $500 went out to married couples filing jointly.
The July rebates followed a round of payments in June. Another round is scheduled for August.
In Pennsylvania, older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities received tax rebates beginning last month.
The top standard payment was $650, but some homeowners qualified for a supplemental rebate that brought the total to $975.
Illinois recently introduced a slew of tax holidays on everything from groceries and gas to school supplies. Starting in September, the state also will send $50 tax rebates to individuals and $100 rebates to couples filing jointly who meet income requirements.
In addition, tax filers receive $100 per dependent for up to three dependents they claimed on their 2021 taxes.
A property tax refund of up to $300 also is being sent to homeowners who meet income requirements.
Beginning as soon as October, California will send tax refunds to 23 million citizens to help them fight inflation.
Refunds will be issued in amounts of up to $1,050.
Hawaii is sending out tax refunds of either $100 or $300 to state taxpayers depending on their income.
Those who earn less money get the bigger refunds, which are slated to begin this month.
10. South Carolina
In June, South Carolina lawmakers agreed to issue tax rebates of about $1 billion.
These will be dollar-for-dollar rebates for those who filed a state tax return for 2021. The state’s Department of Revenue says it is “hard at work finalizing the details and logistics for this rebate.”
11. New York
New York is sending a homeowner tax rebate credit to about 2.5 million eligible homeowners.
You must meet income and other requirements in order to qualify for the credit, which starts at $100.
In June, Maine began sending “relief checks” of $850 to its citizens.
In total, about 858,000 people in the state who qualified received the payments designed to help them combat inflation.
Colorado taxpayers are getting tax rebates this summer — $750 for individuals and $1,500 for joint filers.
State officials say strong economic performance in Colorado allowed them to double the amounts of the rebates from what was originally proposed. Checks should be sent out no later than Sept. 30.
In Georgia, the size of refund checks depends on your tax liability. Single filers will get a refund of up to $250 while married people who file jointly can get up to $500.
Most refunds are due to be sent out this month.
This spring, Delaware residents received a one-time payment of $300 per adult. Additional payments were made throughout the summer.
In Idaho, taxpayers received rebates in one of two amounts, whichever was greater:
- $75 per taxpayer and each dependent
- 12% of the tax amount reported on Form 40, line 20, or line 42 for eligible service members using Form 43
The amount was based on the “most recent, approved 2020 tax return information on file” at the time the rebate was issued.
Connecticut recently offered a state tax rebate of up to $250 per child — to a maximum of three children — for families who applied for the rebate by July 31.
Funds will begin flowing to families this month.