List of States that Still Pays Out Stimulus Checks in 2023

In 2021, the final federal stimulus checks were mailed out. Some states already stepped in and released their stimulus check payments in 2022 to address the high inflation facing Americans. But in 2023, you may not be aware that some states are still sending stimulus payments.

Here’s the list of those States with the basic details of who still who’s eligible, the amount to be received, and when they will receive it:

1. California (Middle-Class Tax Refunds)

Who’s Eligible: Qualified applicants must file a 2020 California tax return by October 15, 2021; did not exceed certain income limits in 2020, cannot be claimed as dependent on someone else’s 2020 tax year; and a California resident for at least six months in 2020.

Amount: The amount to be received is worth from $200 to $1,050, which depends on your income, filing status, and whether you have dependents.

When Sent: Take note of the following dates:

  • October 7 to October 25, 2022: you should have received your California Middle-Class Tax Refund payment via direct deposit
  • October 28 to November 14: additional direct deposit payments for selected recipients
  • between October 24 and December 10, 2022: for people who received a GSS payment by debit card
  • between December 5 and 31, 2022: for those who receive a GSS debit card but were slated to receive a debit card
  • between December 17, 2022, and January 14, 2023: for those who changed their bank or bank account since filing a 2020 California income tax return

2.    Colorado (Cash Back)

Who’s Eligible: Residents of Colorado 18 years of age or older (as of December 31, 2021) and have filed a 2021 Colorado income tax return will receive a cashback.

Amount: $750 is set to be received by single filers and $1,500 for joint filers depending on the filing status shown in the 2021 Colorado tax return.

When Sent: September 30, 2022, is the issued date of payment if you filed a 2021 Colorado income tax return or applied for a PTC rebate by June 30, 2022. By January 31, 2023, you will receive your payment if you received an extension to file your 2021 Colorado return and filed October 17, 2022.

3. Delaware (Relief Rebate)

Who’s Eligible: Adult residents who filed 2021 Delaware tax returns or those at least 18 years old according to other state agencies are eligible.

Amount: $300 worth is set per eligible person.

When Sent: Last May 2022, the initial round of payments went out. The deadline for application was November 30, originally but was pushed back. Until all applications have been reviewed, no payments will be issued to applicants.

4. Idaho (Tax Rebates)

Who’s Eligible: Residents who filed 2020 and 2021 income tax are qualified. Residents who were not required to file returns but submitted grocery credit refund form is also qualified.

Amount: There are two tax rebates issued by Idaho. The first rebate is $75 per family member or 12% of the liability tax while the second rebate is s equal to the greater of (1) $600 for married couples filing a joint return or $300 for all other filers, or (2) 10% of the tax liability before credits.

When Sent: First round of rebates was sent out in March 2022 while the second round was released in late September through direct deposit payments followed by paper checks. As residents file the necessary tax returns, rebate payments will be processed from 2022 into 2023.

5. Illinois (Income and Property Tax Rebates)

Who’s Eligible: A resident of Illinois in 2021 with an income of less than $200,000 is qualified for the income tax rebate. A resident who paid Illinois property taxes in 2021 with an income of $250,000 or less qualifies for the property tax rebate.

Amount: The income tax rebate amount depends on the filing status and the number of dependents. An amount of $50 ($100 for married couples jointly filing) is set for qualified residents with up to three dependents. The property tax rebate amount is equal to your 2021 Illinois tax return, but it’s not more than $300.

When Sent: Rebates were sent in September.

6. Maine (Winter Energy Relief Payment)

Who’s Eligible: To qualify, you must have filed a 2021 Maine personal income tax return as a full-time resident by October 31, 2022 and is not a dependent of another’s tax.

Amount: $450 payment is set to be received by eligible residents, while $900 is for eligible married couples.

When Sent: Payments will be released by Mid-January. You can contact the State Tax Assessor by June 30, 2023, if you haven’t received your payment. The deadline for sending the relief payment is until September 30, 2023.

7. Massachusetts (Stimulus Tax Refunds)

Who’s Eligible: Anyone who pays 2021 Massachusetts personal income taxes is eligible given that they have filed their 2021 tax return by October 17, 2022.

Amount: You will receive the refund equating to 14.0312% of your 2021 Massachusetts income tax liability. However, refunds can be reduced if you have unpaid child support,  unpaid tax liability, or other debts.

When Sent: Payments were released on November 1, 2022. Those who filed the 2021 Massachusetts tax return by October 17, 2022, should have received payment by December 15 but if you filed after October 17, you would have to wait one month to receive a refund.

8. New Jersey (ANCHOR Tax Relief Program)

Who’s Eligible: Residents who owned or rented a home on October 1, 2019, are eligible. For homeowners, their 2019 household income should be less than $250,000 and renters should have less than $150,000.

Amount: The payment will depend on the income and whether the eligible applicant is a homeowner or a renter. Homeowners earning $150,000 in 2019 or less will receive $1,500, while homeowners earning from $150,001 to $250,000 will receive $1,000. Qualified renters earning $150,000 or less will receive $450.

When Sent: Payments will be sent no later than May 2023.

9. New Mexico (Tax Rebates)

Who’s Eligible: New Mexico residents are offered two tax rebates.

The first is for married couples jointly filing, surviving spouses earning under $150,000 in 2021, head-of-household filers, single filers, and married people who filed separately earning under $75,000. Applicants must have filed a 2021 New Mexico tax return to qualify.

The second rebate is for residents who filed a 2021 New Mexico tax return.

Amount: The first tax rebate amount is $500 for joint filers, head-of-household filers, and surviving spouses earning under $150,000, while single filers and married people filing separate tax returns will receive $250.

The second tax rebate is worth $1,000 for joint filers, head-of-household filers, and surviving spouses, while single filers and married residents filing separately will receive $500.

When Sent: First rebate payment was sent in July 2022 while the second rebate payments were sent separately in two batches, June and August 2022.

10. Pennsylvania (Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program)

Who’s Eligible: To qualify, applicants must be at least 65 years old, a widow or widower at least 50 years old, or at least 18 years old person with disabilities. The set annual income limit is $35,000 for homeowners while $15,000 is for renters.

Amount: The amount of the rebate is determined by your income and whether you rent or own your home. Homeowners’ rebate amount range from $250 to $650 while the standard rebate for renters is either $500 or $650.

When Sent: Rebate checks release began in August 2022. Payments will continue into 2023, giving applicants to apply until the end of 2022.

11. Rhode Island (Child Tax Rebate)

Who’s Eligible: A married couple who jointly filed earning $200,000 or less is eligible. Applicants must also be “domiciled” in Rhode Island (i.e., you live and consider the state your permanent home).

Amount: Each eligible family will be given a rebate check of $250 per child, up to a maximum of $750 (i.e., for up to three children). However, payments are available for children at least 18 years old or younger before 2021 ends.

When Sent: Checks were sent out to residents who filed their 2021 Rhode Island tax return by August 31, 2022, last October 2022 while the checks of those who filed an extended tax return by October 17, 2022, were sent in December 2022.

12. South Carolina (Tax Rebates)

Who’s Eligible: You are eligible for South Carolina’s tax rebate if you have a state tax liability or you owe state income tax year 2021. The original filing deadline was October 17, 2022, but was moved to February 15 to give ample time to South Carolinians affected by the hurricane.

Amount: The rebate amount is determined based in 2021 South Carolina income tax liability minus the credits.

When Sent: The rebates were sent in two phases because of the hurricane. Eligible applicants who filed a return by October 17, 2022, have received their rebates while who file after October 17 but before February 15, 2023, their check will be issued by March 31, 2023.

13. Virginia (One-Time Stimulus Tax Rebate)

Who’s Eligible: To be eligible, your 2021 Virginia income tax return must have been filed by November 1, 2022 and you must have a 2021 Virginia net tax liability.

Amount: The amount of the rebate is determined through your 2021 Virginia tax liability but won’t exceed $250.  Joint filers will receive $500.

When Sent: The sooner the applicant files, the sooner they receive their rebate. Eligible residents of Virginia who filed their state tax return by September 5, 2022, should have received their payment by October 31. Residents who filed between September 6 and November 1, 2022, can expect payment within four months from the date of filing the return.