2022 Incentive Update: These 7 States Send Payments in August


Seven states are preparing to send direct payments to their residents to ease inflation as Americans struggle to pay the rising costs of food, gas and housing.

These are the states that will be sending incentive payments to their residents this month.

Delaware

In May, Delaware began sending $300 “aid rebates” to taxpayers who filed returns in 2020 due to a budget surplus.

Most Delaware residents received these payments in May, and couples applying jointly can get $300 each. The state government will continue to send these payments throughout the summer.

Residents can view the status of their discount online here.

Florida

In July, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that 59,000 low-income families in the state would qualify for a one-time payment of $450 per child.

According to Newsweek, the stimulus will be distributed through the Florida Department of Children and Families to residents “who receive any of the following services through the department:

  • Temporary financial assistance (Temporary assistance for needy families)
  • Relative/non-relative caregivers
  • Has an adopted and/or foster child at home”

Eligible families do not need to apply as payments are sent automatically.

Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation to allow discount payments of $250 for individual applicants, $375 for heads of household and $500 for those filing jointly.

This stimulus package also stemmed from a budget surplus in the state.

The Georgia Department of Revenue has been giving these discounts since May, but the agency anticipates delays due to the amount of the refunds.

According to the department’s website, the agency will issue the most refunds for all tax returns filed before April 18 of this year in early August.

Hawaii

Residents whose income fell below $100,000 in 2021, or $200,000 for joint filers, will receive a $300 tax credit this year. Dependents are also eligible for the benefit. For those residents who earn more than $100,000, or $200,000 for joint filers, they will receive a $100 one-time check.

Payments will be sent by the end of August, according to the Hawaiian Department of Taxation.

Indiana

Beginning in May, Indiana began sending $125 to all residents regardless of income. According to The Indianapolis Star, this is part of the state’s automatic tax refund law.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is also urging state lawmakers to increase the stimulus package by $225.

Minnesota

Frontline workers in Minnesota are eligible for a one-time payment of $750. Checks began going out in late July, but applications for this incentive had to be filed by July 22.

New Mexico

In early March, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham approved a measure that would give residents $250 for incomes less than $75,000 a year and a $500 rebate for all residents.

The $250 rebate was issued in July, while the $500 rebate will ship in two payments — one was in June and the other will be this month.

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