14 states send tax refund checks to residents. Is yours on the list? – WPXI

14 states approve stimulus checks as inflation continues to rise In response to soaring inflation and high gas prices, 14 states are offering stimulus payments. (DTM)

Americans seeking help in the form of a federal stimulus check to combat high gas and food prices will likely be disappointed as there is little support in Congress for another check if early.

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However, for some, state governments offer special tax refunds.

Fifteen states have passed legislation that will send money to citizens. Here’s an overview of which states send tax refunds and how much they will send.

1. California

Couples earning up to $75,000 a year will receive $700 from the state starting in October due to excess funds in the state budget. Individual taxpayers earning up to $75,000 per year will receive $350. Eligible households will also receive $350 if they have eligible dependents.

Those earning between $75,000 and $150,000 per year will receive a graduated benefit with a maximum payout of $200 per individual ($400 per couple filing jointly).

Payments will be made by direct deposit and debit cards, according to the California Department of Tax and Fee Information.

2. Colorado

Colorado taxpayers can expect around $500 in September if they file a tax return by June 30, according to Newsweek. The exact amount will depend on the state of state revenue, the state Department of Revenue said.


Every Delaware taxpayer who filed a 2020 state tax return should have gotten a $300 “relief cut” starting in May.

Residents who have not filed a 2020 tax return are eligible for the rebate. However, according to Forbes.com, instructions are expected to be announced by October 17.

You can check the status of your refund with the Delaware Department of Finance.

4. Georgia

Georgia residents who have filed their 2020 and 2021 tax returns can receive refunds of $250, $375 and $500, depending on their tax status.

The maximum for single filers is $250; for those filing as head of household, it’s $375 and for those who are married and filing jointly, the maximum refund is $500.

According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, you may receive a lower refund if you owe overdue income tax or payments such as child support.

5. Hawaii

Hawaiian taxpayers are considering a maximum refund of $300 for those earning less than $100,000 a year. For those earning more than $100,000 per year, the reimbursement would be $100.

Dependents of taxpayers would also benefit from a refund.

According to the Hawaii Department of Taxation, the state could begin processing payments in late August.


Idaho residents who are full-time residents and have filed returns for the 2020 and 2021 tax years, or who are full-time residents and have filed grocery credit refund returns , are entitled to $75 or 12% of your 2020 Idaho state taxes, whichever is greater.

Payments began in March. Some may still be waiting if they receive a paper refund check instead of a check that was deposited directly into a checking account.

Idaho residents can check their refund status online.


Rebates of $50 are available for full-time residents earning less than $200,000 per year or $400,000 per couple filing jointly.

An additional $100 is available per eligible dependent, with up to three dependents per family.


In December, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that Indiana taxpayers would get a one-time $125 tax refund after filing their 2021 taxes.

Taxpayers filing jointly will receive a single deposit of $250.

There is no income requirement, but residents must have filed a 2020 state income tax return by January 3, 2022, as well as a 2021 Indiana income tax return by on April 18, 2022, to be eligible.

According to the State Department of Revenue, payments are expected to continue through mid-summer.


Governor Janet Mills signed a supplementary budget April 20 to authorize direct relief payments of $850 for Maine taxpayers.

Full-time residents of Maine who earn less than $100,000 in adjusted gross income ($150,000 if filing as head of household, $200,000 for couples filing jointly) are eligible for direct relief payments of $850.

Couples filing jointly will receive a relief check of $850 per taxpayer for a total of $1,700.

If a resident has not yet filed a state tax return for 2021, they can file until Oct. 31 to claim payment, according to Mills.

10. New Jersey

Nearly one million people in New Jersey have received one-time rebate checks of up to $500. Checks began to be issued on July 2.

11. New Mexico

New Mexico taxpayers earning less than $75,000 a year (less than $150,000 for co-filers) will get a $250 rebate ($500 for co-filers) starting this month .

The rebate will be sent to taxpayers who have filed a 2021 state return.

In addition, another refund will be granted to all taxpayers. Single filers will receive $500 and joint filers will receive $1,000.

The second refund will be split into two equal payments – one that was delivered in June and one that will arrive in August. The funds will be sent automatically to taxpayers who have filed a 2021 state return.

All residents who have not filed taxes will receive the refund in July, according to the New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue.

12. Minnesota

Some frontline workers are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $750.

Eligible workers must have worked at least 120 hours in Minnesota between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021 and were not eligible for remote work, according to the state Department of Revenue.

To be eligible, workers with direct COVID-19 patient care responsibilities must have an annual income of less than $175,000 between December 2019 and January 2022.

Those without direct patient care responsibilities must have an annual income of less than $85,000 for the same period to qualify for the payment.

You can request payment until July 22.

13. South Carolina

The South Carolina legislature has approved a plan to provide a one-time payment of up to $800 to certain taxpayers.

Payment details have yet to be announced.

14. Virginia

According to the Virginia Department of Taxation, tax refunds to Virginians will not be granted until the end of September.

Taxpayers will receive a rebate of $250 per taxpayer ($500 for a couple filing jointly).

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