The US government announced a new stimulus check program for Ohio residents. The payments will be sent to people who are eligible and could start very soon.
- This is the second year of stimulus checks.
- The amount will be the same as last year.
It’s not just a one-time payment—it’s going to be spread out over time.- Advertisement -
The exact amount of money that each household will receive isn’t yet known. However, the U.S. Department of Commerce says it will likely be somewhere between $900 and $1,800 per month, depending on the region in which you live.
Stimulus Check Worth $1200 Coming
- The IRS has a website where you can file a claim. You’ll need your Social Security number, bank account information and other documents including last year’s tax return and any checks that were issued by the government in lieu of stimulus payments.
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If you didn’t get your stimulus payment when it was supposed to be deposited into your bank account, don’t worry! You can still get the money. The IRS says more than two million people whose claims were reviewed were owed a total of $1.1 billion in refunds. If you haven’t filed for these payments yet, now is the time to do so!
If you qualify, the additional payments will be in your bank account starting on December 3rd.
The amount of the additional payment depends on how much you received in a tax year between 2001 and 2018. If you qualified for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), then you could be eligible for a stimulus check worth up to $1,000. If not, then it’s less than that—but still significant: The average payout is expected to be about $900 per person or about $700 for married couples filing jointly.
In some cases, people who don’t think they are eligible may actually be due money from their past returns because they didn’t know what credits they were missing out on or didn’t fill out their forms correctly at the time.
The stimulus checks are coming and they will be a huge boon to Ohio residents. The payments will start being sent out this month, so you need to be prepared with any paperwork that might be required by your bank or the IRS. We hope that this article has helped answer any questions about the program and what it means for Ohioans!