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4th stimulus check update 2022 — Brand new $465 direct payments going out next week – see if you will get one

ELIGIBLE Americans in West Virginia will get relief checks worth up to $465 starting next week.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said a supplemental payment will be available for residents who were part of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) in 2022.

Eligibility will be based on income, type of heating payment, and total heating costs.

Depending on the amount of assistance that was required using the LIEAP program in West Virginia in 2022 eligible recipients are set to receive between $25 to $465.

However, the method of obtaining that payment will depend on how you specifically used LIEAP.

The state's department of health and human resources explained the payment will be paid to the utility provider or a check will be sent to people who received LIEAP for bulk fuel.

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  • Josephine Fuller

    Nearly $3billion to go back to MA residents

    A massive state surplus of $2.94million is being returned to Massachusetts taxpayers.

    Early estimates suggest residents will get back about 13 percent of their personal income tax liability.

    The amount won't be finalized until October when all the 2021 tax returns will be filed.

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    Virginians can get $500 payments, continued

    The state of Virginia disclosed they would be issuing the rebates in the order that taxpayers filed their returns.

    Those who filed by July 1, will be sent a rebate check by October 17, meaning it should be in your account by October 31.

    In order to receive the rebate, you must file your taxes by November 1.

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    Virginians can get $500 payments

    The state announced eligible taxpayers will be able to use a new online tool to track payments.

    The Virginia Department of Taxation has created a lookup tool, where residents input their zip code, as well as their SSN or ITIN, and specify if they have an international address.

    Virginians who had a tax liability last year will be able to receive the payment.

    A person who filed as an individual will receive a rebate of up to $250, and those who filed jointly will get $500.

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    More payments going out in Colorado

    Residents of Jefferson County, Colorado, who paid property taxes will be getting some cash back.

    The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) limits the total money local governments in Colorado can spend.

    Since in 2021, Jefferson County brought in $17.3million over that limit, the funds will be returned to the 213,000 property taxpayers in the county.

    Payments will be proportional to what was paid in property taxes.

    Taxpayers should expect their checks to be deposited during the first two weeks of October.

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    Universal Basic Income takes off in Denver

    Denver is experiencing a "homelessness crisis" as more and more unhoused people show up in the city.

    In an effort to combat this issue while helping those who are struggling, the city council approved the Denver Basic Income Project.

    Eligible individuals will receive $12,000 over the course of the year.

    The goal of the project is to lift people out of homelessness through direct intervention.

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    Applications open for direct payment of at least $1,000

    Officials in Washington State announced the payment program for undocumented immigrants.

    Each applicant will receive a check or a debit card with a minimum of $1,000, according to Axios.

    Applications will be open through November 14, and applicants will be informed if they have been accepted in December.

    Payments will be sent out in 2023, but there isn't a final amount for how much each person will receive as it will depend on how many people apply.

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    Surfing into cash

    On June 22, Gov. David Ige approved legislation to distribute refunds to Hawaii residents of $100 or $300 based on their income, tax filing status, and a number of exemptions.

    Individuals who filed as single or head of household and made more than $100,000 will receive a $100 refund. Single filers who made less than $100,000 will be eligible to receive up to a $300 refund.

    Couples who filed jointly and who made more than $200,000 will receive the $100 refund and will receive the $300 refund if their income was lower than $200,000.

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    The peach state battles inflation

    Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law in March a tax refund with the intention of helping Georgia residents handle the rising cost of living. 

    Individuals who filed separately or single are eligible to receive $250. A person who filed as head of household will receive $375 and couples filing jointly will get $500.

    Those who filed their taxes by the 2022 tax deadline of April 18 should have expected to see payments received as early as August.

    If an individual has not received a payment or has questions about the funds they can visit The Department of Revenue for the state of Georgia.

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    Eligible Floridians may get up to $20,000, continued

    To qualify, single filers can not earn over $46,480, 80 percent of the average median income.

    A two-person household may not have a combined income greater than $53,120, and a three-person household would be limited to $59,760.

    Accepted documents for proof of income level:

    • 2021 federal tax returns
    • Proof of income eligibility for other federal or state assistance like food stamps
    • A paycheck stub or employer wage statement
    • Proof they live at an address located in a low-income census tract
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    Eligible Floridians may get up to $20,000

    Eligible residents in Orange County, Florida may receive up to $20,000 from the $16million federal emergency rental aid fund.

    The rental assistance will begin October 1 with some checks paid directly to renters for 18 months of assistance.

    In order to qualify, applicants must be a least a month behind on rent and provide proof of income.

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    $450 checks landed in Florida

    Around 60,000 eligible residents in Florida were automatically sent a payment worth $450.Checks should have arrived by August 7, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    The payments are part of a program named “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity.”

    Governor Ron DeSantis penned in a letter: “This one-time payment can be used for anything from buying diapers to fueling at the pump.”

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    Housing funds available in Delaware

    Delaware is providing up to $40,000 per person to cover a mortgage, property tax, water and sewer utilities, HOA fees, homeowner insurance, and other expenses, according to the state website.

    The $50 million will be available until 2025, or until the funding runs out.

    It is part of the American Rescue Plan, a federal Covid-19 relief package.

    Recipients must be:

    • A Delaware resident and homeowner.
    • Have Income at or below 150 percent AMI or 100 percent of the median income for the United States, whichever is greater
    • A reduced income or increased expenses after the start of the pandemic, or January 21, 2020
    • Be at least 30 days late on a payment
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    More payments going out in Colorado

    Residents of Jefferson County, Colorado, who paid property taxes will be getting some cash back.

    The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) limits the total money local governments in Colorado can spend.

    Since in 2021, Jefferson County brought in $17.3million over that limit, the funds will be returned to the 213,000 property taxpayers in the county.

    Payments will be proportional to what was paid in property taxes.

    Taxpayers should expect their checks to be deposited during the first two weeks of October.

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    Millions to receive up to $1,050

    California residents can look forward to a hefty payment to compensate for the high gas costs that plagued the nation.

    The gas refund payments will be available for Californians from October until January 2023, for those who filed taxes before October 2021.

    There is an income cap of $150,000 for eligibility for the payments.

    Californians can expect their payment between October and January.

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    Calls for seniors to get stimulus

    Inflation has hit older Americans hard.

    The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) recently noted that Social Security claimant’s buying power has been slashed by 40 percent.

    In October, Rick Delaney, chairman of the TSCL called on Congress to provide aid to retirees. 

    “We believe that a special stimulus for Social Security recipients could help defray the higher costs some would face if next year’s [cost-of-living adjustment] bumps them into a higher tax bracket, causing higher tax rates on their income and surcharges to their Medicare Part B premiums,” Delaney wrote in a letter to the national legislative body.

    Although lobbying efforts have continued into this year, seniors should not expect another stimulus check, GoBankingRates reported.

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    What are tax rebates?

    Simply, rebates are payments sent to Americans who have overpaid in taxes. 

    For example, there are several states this year that are returning money to taxpayers thanks to big-budget surpluses. 

    Most of these rebates are intended to help offset high inflation for consumers. 

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    Inflation Reduction Act, conclusion

    On the other hand, the residential clean energy credit provides a 30 percent tax credit for those who install solar panels and other equipment that allows them to use renewable energy.

    Consumers may also be eligible for up to $14,000 via the high-efficiency electric home rebate program.

    Households can get multiple payments such as:

    • Up to $1,750 for a heat pump water heater
    • $8,000 for a heat pump for space heating or cooling
    • $840 for an electric stove or an electric heat pump clothes dryer
    • $4,000 for an electric load service center upgrade
    • $1,600 for insulation, air sealing and ventilation
    • $2,500 for electric wiring.

    Although the law doesn’t set an exact timeline for these rebates, it is believed they’ll be widely available by the middle of 2023.

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    Inflation Reduction Act rebates, part four

    There are two tax credits available for homeowners.The first is the nonbusiness energy property credit, which is a 30 percent tax credit, worth up to $1,200 a year.

    This is for the installation of things like insulated windows and doors and energy-efficient skylights.

    slightly higher payout of $2,000 would go to those who install heat pumps and biomass stoves and boilers.

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    Inflation Reduction Act rebates, part three

    Next year two new requirements will kick in:

    • Requirements for sourcing of the car battery’s critical minerals
    • A share of battery components must be manufactured and assembled in North America

    Buying in 2022 could get you the credit without worrying about these new rules.

    If you wait to buy and end up not meeting the new criteria, you’ll miss out on the credit altogether.

    However, if you hold out until 2024 you’d get instant savings as the tax credit will become a discount on the price of the car.

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    Inflation Reduction Act rebates, continued

    The tax credits for buying electric vehicles apply to both new and used cars.

    Although this law has been on the books for some time now, it was tweaked when the Inflation Reduction Act was signed.

    Those who buy a new car will get up to $7,500 credit, and those who buy used cars will get up to $4,000.

    It’s important to note the amount you’ll get depends on things like household income and the sale price of the vehicle.

    Purchases of used vehicles will qualify for the tax break starting in 2023.

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    Thousands of dollars of rebates in Inflation Reduction Act

    The Inflation Reduction Act includes tax credits and rebates for those who turn to cleaner energy sources.

    The act provides credits for those who buy electric vehicles and energy-efficient appliances, install solar panels on their home and more, reports CNBC.

    However, these incentives have different timelines for when payments will start going out.

    Some consumers may have to wait until 2024 to reap the benefits.

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    Exciting tax rebates

    Many Americans celebrated the approval of the Inflation Reduction Act which has multiple initiatives from health care to tax relief.

    A key portion of this act includes tax credits and rebates for energy-efficient homeowners.

    Those who opt for efficient heat pumps or alternative energies will receive a tax break or a rebate check, as Market Watch reported.

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    Bonus payment worth $350 available to thousands, part three

    Qualifying Georgia residents can look out for the cash assistance payment now as they were rolled out starting mid-September.

    In order to get the quickest payment delivery, you should select email as your contact preference in Georgia Gateway.

    Those who set this as their contact preference will see their payments beginning next week, while all others will receive payments at a later date.

    The cash will be supplied through a virtual payment card, essentially a Mastercard prepaid card that operates like a debit card.

    These virtual gift cards can then be loaded into digital wallets like Apple, Google or Samsung.

    The cutoff date to enroll in these programs to receive assistance was July 31.

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    Bonus payment worth $350 available to thousands, continued

    Anyone who is eligible will see information regarding the status of members in the household in their “Check My Benefits - Case Selection” screen in their Gateway account.

    To claim your virtual payment, you need your client ID number listed on the left side of your screen.

    Those who are enrolled in more than one of the programs are only eligible for the one-time payment.

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    Bonus payment worth $350 available to thousands

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp dedicated more than $1billion to the Department of Human Services to provide cash assistance.

    The bonus payments will go to those enrolled in Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, SNAP or TANF.

    Mr Kemp said the assistance will help some of Georgia’s most vulnerable residents cope with the continued economic impacts of Covid-19 and inflation.

    Georgians do not have to apply to receive this one-time cash assistance payment.