As every year, in the US the budgets of each state are adjusted for financial assistance to poor families and by February 2024 at least 10 states, so far, have taken steps to provide checks stimulus to its residents and support them in the face of high prices.
from Alabama Until Pennsylvania, states define who and how many potential beneficiaries are, the amount they offer and the deadlines for aid applications that those who meet the requirements can make.
The most important requirement to qualify and receive assistance is to be a US citizen or resident alien and have continuously declared taxes since 2021, at least.
Stimulus evaluations are one of the assistance programsnon-federal, which has been implemented by US states since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but continues to be issued even if it stops in 2022.
Since the administration of Donald Trump, stimulus checks have been provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to reduce the impact of the growing inflation that continues to worry Americans.
February stimulus check
This financial assistance this month of February is planned in 10 states, according to several publications that disseminate this information of interest to residents of localities.
The states that are ready to issue or have already started paying stimulus checks for the month of February, according to the list are:
The state has been providing assistance since December, up to $150, but only those filing tax returns in 2021 will get it.
The stimulus check issued through the Permanent Fund is only active for those in “Eligible-Unpaid” status until February 7, 2024, but it is expected that the amount will be distributed according to the income earned in 2023 . The state will distribute up to $1,312 as part of the Permanent Fund Dividend in 2023. In that year the requirements must have the intention of wanting to continue living in Alaska forever, have no criminal history and no’ y acquiring residency in another state in the year of the dividend.
The stimulus check is prepared for people who have dependents at home, and $750 will be given to each of them, as long as they are under 17 years old. No information is provided on whether seniors are eligible.
Colorado. The checks consist of $200 to be used for services and food.
* New Mexico
Authorities reported that a check for $1,000 will be given to taxpayers. For this there is a budget of 15 million dollars. Singles will receive $500 and married couples will receive $1,000. Relief checks can be requested until May 31, 2024, but requirements must be met.
Married couples must file jointly and are eligible for a $1,000 tax refund. Meanwhile, people who file a separate tax return, whether single or married, are also entitled to receive a refund of $500.
State residents who do not qualify for refunds will receive payment assistance between $500 and $1,000.
Stimulus checks in this state can reach up to $2,590, which represents the largest assistance. To qualify as a beneficiary, income must not exceed $69,000 for a non-head of household: $86,000 for a head of household; and 103,000 for married couples filing jointly.
People age 65 and older who own or rent are eligible to claim the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit, which they can claim on their Massachusetts personal income tax return.
In this state, direct payments are provided to working families through the Earned Income Tax Credit for Working Families (EITC), which is provided at the federal level, but secondary assistance is also provided through the tax credit, which tops out at 6%. at 30% of the federal credit.
Also, a supplemental check worth 24% of the 2022 federal EITC will be sent. The benefit can be claimed when filing your 2023 individual tax returns. This is expected to benefit 700,000 families in Michigan.
The combined refund is on average 3,150
The state provides the Child Tax Credit for those who live all or part of the year in 2023. The maximum amount of the credit is for taxpayers with an income of less than $29,500 or $35,000 in the case of couples. If the income exceeds the specified amount, the benefit will be reduced.
The maximum credit is 1,750 per child under 18 years of age, with no limit on the number of children, it was reported.
A property tax rebate is provided that goes to home-based workers as beneficiaries. No date has been set for the delivery to residents, but it has reportedly been approved. The cost is $675, and they are accepting applications.
In this state, residents receive a property tax refund. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2024 and the amount will vary depending on the age of the residents who are eligible to receive the stimulus checks.
Although it was not mentioned in the list of states with stimulus checks in February, the state of Georgia reported through publications that a group of residents affected by Hurricane Idalia got an extension until February 15, 2024 to receive financial aid. Amounts depend on marital status and tax liability.