Thousands of Massachusetts residents are receiving refunds from the state thanks to a new stimulus check. The state sent out $1,000 checks for approximately $4.4 billion in stimulus funding awarded to Massachusetts through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Massachusetts tax refund
The Massachusetts stimulus payment is a refund that the state sends to taxpayers who earned less than $250,000 from their business or sole proprietorship. The first round of refunds was sent out in May 2019 and the second round is expected around November 2020. The money can be used for anything you want: saving for the future, paying down debt or spending on things that make you happy!
Massachusetts stimulus check
Stimulus Check State Help
The Massachusetts stimulus check is $1,000 per household (or married couple). If your household earns more than $250,000 per year then no refund will be paid out. This is because the purpose of this program was to help those who need it most during these difficult economic times.
If you live in Massachusetts and received a stimulus check, this is your chance to get a refund. Whether it’s the federal or state stimulus payment, you can file an amended tax return in order to claim your refund. You only have until June 30, 2022 to make this claim!
The deadline for filing is different depending on what kind of stimulus payment you received:
- If you’re owed a federal tax refund (this includes both refunds from overpayments as well as credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit), then the deadline was generally June 10th or October 15th of 2019 depending on whether you filed electronically or by paper mail respectively.
- For state taxes, there are three dates that matter: January 22nd 2020; March 20th 2021; and July 1st 2022.
If you live in Massachusetts and received a stimulus check, it’s important to know that the state income tax refund is not the same as your stimulus payment. Your Massachusetts stimulus check was issued by the federal government in order to boost consumer spending during a recession—and it does not require any additional paperwork from you or the state of Massachusetts.