Stimulus checks were a staple of the pandemic.
On multiple occasions, the federal government issued checks of varying amounts to most people in the U.S., in an effort to help ease the significant burden that many Americans were all of a sudden facing due to being out of work or having to deal with other difficulties.
Those direct payments are a thing of the past now from the federal government’s perspective. While some states have also completely done away with sending direct payments to residents to help them out, there are still a few holdouts.
In fact, there are only three states that still offer stimulus payments to residents, and not everyone is able to qualify for those payments.
In Virginia, all taxpayers who have a tax liability for 2022 will get $200 in refunds from the state. People who file their taxes jointly will get $400.
Glenn Youngkin, the Republican governor of Virginia, said that those payments would actually go out over the next few weeks, with everyone set to get their money by the end of November.
In a recent statement, Youngkin said:
“We’re excited to announce that tax rebates will begin to be distributed in the coming days. As Virginians continue to face inflation and high prices as a direct result of policies out of Washington, D.C., these rebates are an important step going into the holiday season to help Virginians keep more of their hard-earned money for gas, groceries and essentials.”
Arizona taxpayers who have dependents will get tax refunds in the next few weeks, too. Any taxpayer who has a child under 17 years old will get $250 for every dependent. There’s a limit of $750 for three dependents.
Taxpayers who have a dependent over the age of 18 will get $100 per dependent.
Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs’ office says that about 750,000 taxpayers in Arizona will qualify for those tax rebates.
And in Alabama, most people will receive a $300 tax rebate. Individuals who file taxes alone will get $150, while couples who file jointly will receive $300.
To be eligible for the rebate, residents had to file their 2021 state income tax returns on or before October 17 of 2022.
Alabama residents may start seeing their checks as soon as November 30. Some will get their money via check, while others will get a direct deposit – depending on the choice they made.
In total, the tax rebates will cost the state $393 million, with all of those funds coming from a surplus of $2.8 billion that the Education Trust Fund has.
In a recent statement, Republican Governor Kay Ivey said:
“Thanks to the work of the Alabama Legislature, we continue making these wise investments while paying down debts, adding to our savings and returning the working people of Alabama’s money back to them through tax rebate.”