Residents in 17 states could get money soon

Since prices for necessities like shelter and food have risen by 8.5% year-over-year, many U.S. state governments are cutting checks to help their residents cover household costs.

The effort is mostly funded by tax revenue surpluses, either as automatic rebates mandated by state law or as part of legislation specifically to address the costs of rising inflation. Either way, residents are getting some extra cash over the next few months.

Here are 17 states where you might eligible for a check.

California

Sometime “between October 2022 and January 2023,” millions of Californians will receive a tax rebate paid out in cash — either as a direct deposit or debit card — totaling up to $1,050.

Most Californians will qualify for at least some money. The income limit for eligibility is $250,000 or less for individuals and $500,000 or less for heads of household or couples filing jointly. Recipients have to have been California residents for at least six months during 2020, and they must be residents when the payments are issued.

More details about eligibility can be found on the state’s Franchise Tax Board website.

Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Maine

Massachusetts

Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that tax rebate checks will be sent to full-year residents who file a 2021 tax return on or before Oct. 17, 2022. The checks are automatic rebates based on state law and will likely be worth 13% of each resident’s 2021 income tax liability.

However, this is a preliminary estimate that will be finalized in late October. The funds will be automatically sent to residents sometime in November through direct deposit or by mail.

A state website provides more information, as well as a calculator to estimate what the rebate might be.

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Virginia

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