The exact date when direct payments of up to $300 will be sent next month – find out how much you owe
MILLIONS of Illinois taxpayers are set to receive a direct payment worth up to $300 starting in September.
The checks, which were introduced as part of Illinois’ Family Relief Plan, are designed to help cash-strapped residents as they struggle to make ends meet.
Officials revealed that payments will be sent starting September 12, according to NBC Chicago.
But, they warn that the checks may not arrive for eight weeks.
Single filers will receive a $50 refund while joint filers will receive $100, but families with dependents will receive up to $300.
Additionally, single taxpayers must not earn more than $200,000 to qualify for the refund.
State Senator Michael Hastings said, “This new law puts money back in the pockets of homeowners and families in the southern suburbs.
“We are slowly recovering from the most serious public health crisis that our state, our country and our world has (sic) faced in the last century.”
The Illinois family plan will also see sales tax on clothing and school supplies reduced from 6.25% to 1.25% between August 5 and 14.
This will make some items like stationery cheaper.
States across the country are helping residents as inflation hit 9.1% in June, a new 40-year high.
About 60,000 eligible Florida residents will automatically receive a payment worth $450.
Checks should arrive by August 7, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families.
The payments are part of a program called “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity”.
Governor Ron DeSantis wrote in a letter, “This one-time payment can be used for anything from buying diapers to refueling at the pump.”
The check will go to foster and adoptive families in the state.
Thousands of taxpayers in Hawaii are expected to get a one-time tax refund within weeks.
Those earning less than $100,000 per year will receive a $300 rebate.
If your income is above this threshold but below $200,000, you will receive $100.
A family of four could pocket a refund worth $1,200.
According to the Hawaii Department of Taxation, refunds should be mailed out the last week of August.
But paper checks will take longer to arrive, officials warn.
Connecticut families had until July 31 to apply for child tax credits worth $250 per child in a household.
The maximum amount residents can receive is $750.
Any Connecticut parent who claimed at least one child, age 18 or younger, on their 2021 taxes can get the Child Tax Credit.
Governor Ned Lamont said he expects payments to be sent in August.
And checks worth $850 are being distributed to thousands of Americans in Maine.
Governor Janet Mills said payments would continue to be sent on a rolling basis through the end of the year.