ANOTHER batch of stimulus checks worth up to $1,200 is set to go out to thousands of Americans this month.
Under California’s Golden State I (GSS 1) and Golden State Stimulus II (GSS II) programs launched in 2021, eligible residents are getting up to $1,100 and $1,200 respectively.
In March, the state sent out a batch of almost 62,000 combined stimulus checks under these initiatives.
In total, California has issued a total of 12.9million stimulus checks since last year.
To qualify for either program, your income must be less than $75,000 and generally have filed 2020 taxes before October 15, 2021.
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‘Gas stimulus check,’ continued
California lawmakers are calling for a new rebate check that would give taxpayers a $400 tax rebate check to help battle rising costs.
The rebate has yet to be officially decided on, but progress has been made to make it a reality. Every California resident who pays their state income tax would be able to receive the rebate.
‘Gas stimulus check’
The Gas Rebate Act of 2022 was proposed by Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-05), John Larson (CT-01), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), according to a statement on Thompson’s website.
It would send Americans a monthly energy rebate of $100 for the rest of 2022 on any month when the national average gas prices exceed $4 a gallon.
It would also send them $100 for each dependent.
Social Security claimants stimulus check, continued
The group sent a letter to Congress last year, stating the cost-of-living adjustment, combined with inflation, will hit hard for many older Americans who are on a fixed income.
The proposal came after many seniors shared their hardships in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Social Security claimants may get a fourth stimulus check
A petition urging Congress to give senior citizens a fourth stimulus check has been gaining popularity.
The Senior Citizens League, a non-partisan advocacy group, is calling for a one-time $1,400 stimulus check for Social Security claimants
Are stimulus checks be issued on debit cards?
If your third-round Economic Impact payment was issued through the mail you may receive it on an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) card.
EIP cards are sent in a white envelope with a return address of “Economic Impact Payment Card,” and display the US Department of the Treasury Seal.
The card has the Visa name on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank, on the back.
How many stimulus checks have been issued, part three
This includes the following groups of Americans:
- Parents who had a baby in 2021
- Families who added a dependent on their 2021 tax return
- Individuals and couples who earned more than $80,000 and $160,000, respectively, in 2020 but less than that amount in 2021
- Eligible family members who passed away in 2021 and did not receive their full stimulus payment
In 2020, the IRS issued 162million stimulus checks.
More than 147million second-round stimulus checks have been issued, according to the IRS.
How many stimulus checks have been issued, continued
As of December 2021, the IRS had issued more than 175million stimulus checks worth $400billion under the third round of federal stimulus.
However, some Americans might still be owed $1,400 checks.
In fact, millions of Americans might get federal stimulus payments during the tax season this year.
How many stimulus checks have been issued?
The government has so far issued three rounds of stimulus checks.
The first “economic impact payment” was worth up to $1,200 and given to low-income households in 2020.
This was then followed by a second payment worth up to $600 at the beginning of 2021.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sent a third round of cash support, which is worth up to $1,400, to hundreds of millions of Americans.
Stimulus checks in US territories, continued
For residents of territories who received a payment from the IRS and a US territory tax agency, consult with your US territory concerning incorrect or duplicate payments.
Do stimulus checks apply to those in US territories?
Those living in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands would usually be eligible for a stimulus check.
There are special rules applied to these five US territories. In general, the tax authorities in each US territory made payments to eligible residents.
Residents should contact their local tax authority.
Florida school teachers may get stimulus
Governor Ron DeSantis said that Florida teachers could receive a $1,000 stimulus payment this year, Yahoo reports.
This payment will be sent to about 177,000 Florida teachers and administrators.
DeSantis has also set aside $600million to increase the minimum teacher salary from $40,000 to $47,500.
Some eligible for $1,400 checks in 2022
Despite the fact that Congress has failed to adopt legislation to provide Americans with a fresh round of stimulus checks, some people may be eligible for a $1,400 payment in 2022.
Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third batch of stimulus funds, with qualified Americans getting $1,400, Newsweek reports.
People who never got their third checks or who received the incorrect amount can claim the money on their 2021 tax return.
The 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit is now available, just in time for the April 18 tax-filing deadline.
Oregon stimulus plan, part three
The payments, plus administrative costs, are expected to total nearly $150 million, paid from federal pandemic aid approved by Congress last year.
There is no application process, and eligible workers are in line to get the automatic payments from the state’s Department of Revenue by the end of July.
Oregon stimulus plan, continued
The funds are set to go to Oregon residents who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2020.
Payments will be limited to one per household.
Eligible workers would receive automatic payments from the state’s Department of Revenue by the end of July.
Oregon stimulus plan
Oregon approved a plan that will send $600 stimulus checks to eligible residents.
The cash plan specifically targets low-income employees that worked during the early stages of the pandemic.
Direct deposit could slow payments down
Although some lawmakers are asking to use direct deposit for payments, it could actually slow things down.
Since this would be the state’s first time using it, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services says that could create some logistical issues that could actually delay payments, WGME reports.
Inflation to cost Maine residents over $500
Maine residents will spend on average over $560 more due to inflation this year than in 2021.
They can expect to pay $260 more at the grocery store, and $300 for gas and home heating oil, according to Press Herald.
How are the Maine checks being funded?
Maine has an estimated budget surplus of $1.2billion that will be funding these payouts
The payments hope to help residents fight rising costs.
Maine ‘stimulus check’ eligibility
Under Governor Janet Mills’ proposal, taxpayers who earn less than $75,000 as individuals or $150,000 as a household would receive the $850.
This is a group of about 800,000, including those who receive benefits from social security.