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Although federal aid for the pandemic has ended, a variety of states that have decided to distribute their own stimulus checks.
While all indications are that the federal government will no longer send stimulus checks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some states that have approved or are considering sending payments.
And it is that as the 50 states in the US begin to receive the funds approved in the American Rescue Plan, there are some that have decided to distribute part of those funds to their residents.
Below are the states where lawmakers have already approved or are considering sending stimulus payments:
In late May, the Alaska Senate approved a state spending package that includes $5,500 cash payments for Alaska residents.
The package includes dividends of about $4,200 for residents this year, as well as $1,300 “energy cost relief” checks.
In an effort to combat rising fuel prices for much of the US economy, Governor Gavin Newsom introduced a proposal in early May to distribute checks of up to $400 to all registered drivers in the state.
Last month, Colorado Governor Jared Polis and state legislative leaders proposed the Colorado Cashback program, which provides eligible residents with a $400 payment this summer.
While the measure is still under debate, the state House of Representatives is expected to advance the bill in June.
Starting June 1, families in the state will be able to claim a state tax refund of up to $250 per child under the age of 18 . The amount can be given to a maximum of three children.
According to our sister station Telemundo47.com, single or married residents with income of $100,000 or less or head of household with $169,000 or less or married filing jointly with $200,000 or less qualify for the benefit.
In March, the First State passed a bill to distribute $300 checks to hundreds of thousands of residents who filed taxes in 2020.
The proposal stipulates that more than 600,000 residents will receive $300 checks as long as they file taxes in 2020.
The Hawaii legislature approved a tax refund package for residents of the state in late 2021.
According to the official page of the Department of Taxes, the project would award checks of $300 per person to taxpayers who earn less than $100,000 a year and $100 to those who earn more.
Although the measure has already been approved, the Tax Department is still in the process of reviewing the measure and until now has not given specific details for when the checks would begin to be issued.
In February 2022, State Governor Brad Little decreed that all residents who filed taxes for 2020 and 2021 would receive checks or direct deposit in the amount of 12% of their taxes paid up to a maximum payment of $75, whichever is greater. .
The State of Indiana will also provide tax refunds to eligible residents beginning in May of this year.
Those who filed taxes as individuals will receive a payment of $125, while married couples will receive $250. Anyone who filed taxes in the state before January 3, 2022 will be eligible.
In April, state Governor JB Pritzker approved a measure to provide $685 in tax refunds to millions in the state.
The measure provides that single residents earning up to $200,000 or $400,000 between couples will receive annual payments of $50 and an additional $100 per dependent.
In April, Governor Laura Kelly announced a proposal for a one-time $250 tax refund for all Kansas residents who filed a tax return for 2020 to 2021. She cited the rising cost of gasoline and other basic goods.
Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico signed legislation to provide $250 refund checks for single taxpayers and $500 for married couples filing jointly.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democratic-led legislature included cash checks of up to $500 for about 1 million families as part of a budget deal last year as the governor and lawmakers prepared for the election. .
Since early 2022, Governor Tom Wolf has sought support for his state budget, which includes distributing some of the money left over from federal COVID-19 funds to his residents.
Wolf’s proposal includes distributing $500 million of the $2.2 billion through direct checks of up to $2,000 per person or families whose income is less than $80,000.
The state congress proposed a payment of $300 to all taxpayers in the state.