Several States Are Sending Out A Stimulus Check in 2022 (Are You Eligible?)

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A state stimulus check might be headed your way in 2022.

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Some states are providing economic relief via tax rebates.

Though the federal government probably won’t send stimulus checks in 2022, you might be receiving some help from your state. In the latest attempt to combat inflation and stave off a recession, well over a dozen states have decided to send income tax rebate checks to their residents. Most of these refunds are for small amounts (so don’t get too excited) but we do have the scoop on who qualifies and when to expect a payment!


Find your state below and see if you qualify for a stimulus payment:


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California 

Who qualifies:

  • Single taxpayers who make less than $75,000 annually or couples who filed jointly that make less than $150,000 annually will receive $350 per taxpayer and an additional $350 if there are dependents.
  • Single taxpayers who make $75,000 – $125,000 annually or couples who make $150,000 – $250,000 can expect $250 per taxpayer and an additional $250 if there are dependents.
  • Single taxpayers who make $125,000 – $150,000 annually or couples who make $250,000 to $500,000 annually will receive $200 per taxpayer and an additional $200 if there are dependents.

When: First payments will go out as soon as October in the form of a direct deposit or debit card.


Colorado 

Who qualifies: 

  • State residents who filed their 2021 returns by June 30 qualify.
  • Individual filers will receive $750 and joint filers will receive $1500.

When: If filed on time, expect a check by September 30, 2022. Those who filed an extension will see a check by Jan 31, 2023.


Delaware 

Who qualifies:

  • State residents who filed their 2020 and 2021 tax returns qualify and can expect $300 per adult.

When: Checks will be sent out from May 2022 through the end of Summer 2022. Adults who did not file timely may also receive a check after October 17, 2022.


Georgia 

Who qualifies: 

  • Full-time state residents who filed their 2020 and 2021 tax returns timely. If you filed an extension, you have until October 17, 2022.  Part-time residents will receive a proportional refund.
  • Single taxpayers will receive $250, heads of household will receive $375, and married couples filing jointly will receive $500 together.

When: Payments began going out in May 2022.


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Hawaii 

Who qualifies: 

  • Single taxpayers and heads of households making under $100,000 will receive a $300 return.
  • Married taxpayers filing jointly and surviving spouses who make under $200,000 will also receive a $300 return.
  • Individuals who make above $100,00 and couples who make above $200,000 will receive a payment of $100.

When: Payments will come via direct deposit or paper check beginning at the end of August 2022.


Idaho

Who qualifies:  

  • Full-time residents who file their 2020 and 2021 tax returns by December 31, 2022, are eligible for a payment of $75.

When: Payments started in March 2022 and were sent out via direct deposit or paper check. You can track your rebate payment on Idaho’s State Tax Commission website.


Illinois

Who qualifies:  

  • Individuals who earned less than $200,000 in 2021 (and were full-time residents) will receive a $50 income tax rebate.
  • Couples filing jointly who earned less than 400,000 in 2021 will receive, together, a $100 tax rebate.
  • Those with dependents can collect $100 per dependent with a maximum of up to 3 dependents.

When: Payments begin starting September 12th, 2022, and will be sent in the same method that your original tax refund was sent.


Indiana

Who qualifies: 

  • All state residents that filed their 2020 taxes before January 3, 2022, will receive a $125 taxpayer refund.

When: Payments should be received by September 1, 2022, and will come in the form of a direct deposit or check.


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Maine

Who qualifies:  

  • Full-time Maine residents who filed 2021 tax returns (and are not listed as dependent on anyone else’s return) qualify for a payment if they file by October 31, 2022.
  • Single taxpayers who make less than $100,000 qualify and will receive a payment of $850.
  • Heads of households who make less than $150,000 qualify and will receive a payment of $850.
  • Couples filing jointly who make less than $200,000 qualify and will receive a single payment of $1,700.

When:  Payments started in June 2022 for those who filed timely.


Massachusetts

Who qualifies:  

  • If relief is approved, individual taxpayers who made more than $38,000 but less than $100,000 in 2021 will qualify for a $250 payment.
  • If relief is approved, couples who filed jointly and made no more than $150,000 in 2021 will qualify for a $500 payment.

When: If implemented, your stimulus check will be issued before September 30, 2022.

Massachusetts previously provided relief for eligible low-income workers. If you had a household income at or less than 300% of the federal poverty level and did not collect unemployment, you should have received a stimulus payment of $500 earlier this spring.


Minnesota

Who qualifies:  

  • Frontline workers with direct COVID-19 patient contact qualify if they made less than $175,000 or $350,000 if filing jointly.
  • Frontline workers without direct COVID-19 patient contact qualify if they made less than $85,000 or $185,000 if filing jointly.

When: Payments are anticipated to be sent in Fall 2022.

Gov. Tim Walz has also proposed an income tax rebate that is yet to be approved. His proposal is for a $1,000 relief for individual taxpayers making less than $165,000 and a $2,000 relief for joint filers making less than $275,000.


New Jersey

Who qualifies:  

  • New Jersey residents qualify if they filed the NJ-1040 in 2020 and have at least one dependent.
  • Individual taxpayers who made less than $75,000 are eligible.
  • Surviving spouses, heads of households, and couples filing jointly who made less than $150,000 qualify.

When: Checks began being mailed on July 2nd, 2022.  New Jersey residents might also qualify for property tax relief which will be a separate payment.


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New Mexico

Who qualifies:  

  • Individuals filing separately qualify for a $250 rebate if they made less than $75,000 in 2021.
  • Married couples filing jointly, heads of households, and surviving spouses who made less than $150,000 in 2021 are eligible for a $500 tax rebate.

When: Payments for relief above begin in July 2022.  New Mexico also offered two other separate stimulus checks. One was mailed in June 2022 and another will be sent in August 2022.


New York

Instead of income tax relief, New York has issued property tax relief for homeowners.

Who qualifies:  

  • Those who qualified for a 2022 School Tax Relief (STAR) credit or exemption are eligible for up to $1,050 provided their 2020 income was less than $250,000 and their school tax liability for 2022-2023 is less than their 2022 STAR credit.

When: If you qualified, your stimulus check was sent out starting in June 2022.


Pennsylvania

Like New York, Pennsylvania has issued property tax relief for homeowners.

Who qualifies:  

  • Homeowners who applied to the MyPath program and fit the eligibility requirements listed below.
  • Homeowners are eligible for a maximum rebate of $650 if they make less than $35,000 (or are a renter who makes less than $15,000) and are seniors above the age of 65, have a disability and are at least 18 years old, or are a surviving spouse age 50 and above.

When: Check the status of your rebate using the “Where’s My Rebate?” tool.


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South Carolina 

Who qualifies:  

  • Any state resident who paid taxes this year is eligible for an income tax refund.
  • Those that paid $800 or less will receive a full refund.

When:  Payments are expected to be sent in late November and December.


Virginia

Who qualifies:  

  • Individuals filers will receive $250 and those who filed jointly will receive $500.

When:  Payments are expected to be sent via direct deposit or stimulus check starting in late September 2022.


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About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.


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Comments 2048

  1. Jill

    Got mine today

  2. Nessa

    Where did the comments go?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I’m still seeing them as I scroll down. Are you on a mobile device?

  3. girlwork

    Got mine

  4. Gramma C

    Hahahahahahaha

  5. Princess'Mom

    This is a post about the CTC but it’s apparently re-written over a post from last year about stimulus checks? There are comments from April 2020 about people receiving money. There are also thousands of comments to try wading through to get to any current discussion.

    PLEASE, PLEASE make a new post for things like this. It makes it really hard to follow what’s going on and doesn’t that defeat the purpose of the post?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you SO much for your feedback and for pointing that out. We’ll get this updated and get a fresh post up with the new information.

    • Jacie

      Not sure what happened but just copy & paste the link that you want to read

  6. Lynne

    LOL, I haven’t even received my tax return yet!!!

  7. jon-0

    Thank goodness it’s not happening in Michigan

    • Jin

      Agree, Jon-O

      • AmyH

        Not in Florida either, thank goodness.

  8. Mona

    This is getting ridiculous.

    • Lisa

      I completely agree!

  9. AmyH

    I knew Florida wouldn’t be included 😀

    • Gramma C

      Why should it be??

  10. Nicole L

    Nothing for Florida 🤦🏼‍♀️

    • Tricia

      Unless you’re a first responder or cop.

  11. anita76

    Just a ridiculous and racist comment!!.

  12. Sasha

    I’m still waiting on my tax return from this year… we just bought a house in 2021 and then my hubby lost his job and with 2 kids we are running out of money and still no tax refund yet. It’s still being processed. 🤨

    • Serena

      Last year it took over 5 months to receive a tax return by check. I made sure to do direct deposit this time and got it within a week.

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