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Tax Rebates: eligibility and payment date for a check worth up to $500

Amid one the highest inflations in recent memory, the Massachusetts State Legislature has issued a proposal that would hand out direct payments to individuals and couples through out the state.

“Whether it is the rising price of gas, groceries, or summer clothes for kids, the Massachusetts Legislature has heard loud and clear that increased costs due to inflation have cut into family budgets,” can be read in their joint statement.

This payments are able to help the residents of the state thanks to the Taxpayer Energy and Economic Relief Fund.

To qualify, single taxpayers must have made between $38,000 and $100,000 in 2021, while for couples the maximum is set at $150,000.

Is this new stimulus check confirmed?

According to the Boston Globe, this bill must pass both the House and the Senate by July 31, before the legislature session ends.

If everything goes smoothly, the payments will be delivered to the residents before the end of September.

Lawmakers in the state have already putted a plan in place to give a $500 bonus payments to essential workers in the past months, so this proposal would follow that program.

What other states are sending tax rebates to their residents?

There are several states around the United States that are giving their taxpayers a rebate to help them offset the high inflation being experienced in the american economy.

Among them we can find:

  • Indiana
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Connecticut
  • California

Of those states, California has the highest posible amount at up to $1,050 for some of it 23 million applicable taxpayers.