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A new stimulus check may help with high fuel and housing costs. Although no federal stimulus program is on the horizon, a third of states are providing tax relief in the form of rebates. You may receive a stimulus check if you live in one of the states that send payments to qualifying residents.
Some local governments send economic stimulus checks to every resident, while others have income limits, dependent requirements and other criteria. For instance, treasury departments may only provide a tax rebate if you earn less than $100,000.
A few legislators have proposed fuel rebates as a reaction to the increasing gas prices, while others are looking for longer-term solutions. Check stimulus payments by state below.
You could get a tax stimulus check from California if you are a resident who made less than the limit. Your annual income influences your payment amount.
As a single tax filer, you could receive the full refund of $350 if you earned less than $75,000. The state will send you $250 if you earn between $75,001 and $125,000 or $200 if you earn between $125,001 and $250,000.
The state will increase your new stimulus payment by $350 if you have at least one dependent. So, your household may receive the maximum of $1,050 if you and your partner earn less than $75,000 (or $150,000 if filing jointly) and have at least one child.
You may receive a state stimulus check of $750 if you are an adult resident of Colorado and filed your 2021 taxes by the end of June this year. If you are a joint filer, you may receive a check for $1,500. Do not expect stimulus payments direct deposit since the government is only mailing paper checks.
You may receive a $300 rebate check if you are a Delaware resident and filed your 2020 state tax returns.
You may receive an additional state stimulus check if participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy (TANF) program. The state sent eligible households $450 per child.
You may receive a stimulus payment if you are a Georgia resident and filed your 2020 and 2021 tax returns. The stimulus payments amount depends on your tax filing status:
The state reduces your tax rebate if you are a part-time resident or owe money, such as delinquent income tax or child support payments.
The state plans to give all taxpayers a rebate check, and the amount depends on your income. If you earn less than $100,000, you will receive $300. Or you will receive $100 if you earn more than $100,000.
Your dependents are also eligible for a rebate, and you will receive the same amount for each. For instance, if you qualify for $300 and have three dependents, your payment would be $1,200.
To provide relief for taxpayers, Idaho agreed to send every qualified resident an additional refund. The Department of Revenue will send a tax relief rebate if you are a full-time resident and either:
The rebate amount is 12 percent of your 2020 state taxes or $75 for you and each of your dependents, whichever is the higher amount.
If you are a resident and earned less than $200,000, the Illinois Department of Revenue will send you a refund of $50. The state will send you $100 if you are married, filed jointly, and earned less than $400,000. You will also receive $100 per dependent, up to three, if your income is less than the limit for your tax filing.
The state also has a property tax rebate. You could qualify for up to $300 if you are an Illinois resident, paid property taxes, and earned less than $250,000 (or $500,000 if married and filing jointly).
The Indiana Department of Revenue approved two economic stimulus checks of $125 and $200 if you filed your state tax returns on time. The deadlines were as follows:
The state finished sending direct deposits of the first payment but is still processing paper checks. You could receive the sum of both on a single check if you have yet to receive your first payment. The Department of Revenue started sending direct deposits of the second in August.
You may still qualify for payments if you do not file taxes or missed the deadline. However, the state will not distribute that information until October.
You may get a tax rebate of $850 if you are a full-time resident of Maine and your income is less than the limit. The following are the maximum incomes based on your tax filing status:
The state started sending payments in June. If you did not file your 2021 state tax return, you may still claim your payment until October 31.
As a special thanks, Minnesota lawmakers issued $750 stimulus checks to frontline workers who met the following requirements:
The state may use its budget surplus to send economic stimulus checks to all residents. If legislation for the governor’s proposal passes, each qualified resident could receive up to $1,000.
New Jersey provides relief for taxpayers with at least one dependent and an income less than $150,000 if they file jointly as married, head of household, or surviving spouse.
The amount is equal to the sum on line 50 of your state taxes, up to $500.
New Mexico sent tax rebates of $250 and $500 over the summer if you qualified and filed your 2021 state taxes. For the first stimulus payment, your income must be less than $75,000 if you are a single filer, or $150,000 if you are a joint filer. The state did not put an income limit for the second rebate.
Even if you do not file taxes, you could qualify for $500 if you are a single individual. If you have at least one dependent or are married, you could receive a $1,000 rebate without filing taxes.
Oregon sent a tax relief rebate at the end of June to residents who qualified for the earned income tax credit and lived in the state for at least six months in 2020. The state limited payments to one per household, so singles and couples received $600.
The Rhode Island government created the Child Tax Rebate to help households with dependents. You may receive a payment in October 2022 if you earn less than $100,000 (or $200,000 if a two-income household). You can receive $250 per dependent on your 2021 income taxes, up to three dependents.
You could receive some taxpayer relief if you file your 2021 state income taxes by October 17, 2022. The state’s Department of Revenue will send you a maximum of $700 if you had a tax liability last year.
The Virginia Department of Revenue agreed to send a stimulus payment to each resident who files their 2021 income taxes by November 1, 2022. You should get $250 if you are a single filer or $500 if you filed jointly with your spouse.
Does a gas rebate card sound too good to be true? North Carolina Democrats are pushing for a gas stimulus payment for adult drivers in their state. But rather than a gas tax rebate, Republicans want a long-term tax reduction. Likewise, Massachusetts lawmakers will announce on September 20 if the state will issue gas cards or payments with its budget surplus. Montana and Pennsylvania lawmakers are also close to determining if they can issue residents stimulus payments. However, the Kentucky House of Representatives will likely stall the Senate’s billion-dollar rebate until next year.
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