Didn’t Get Your State Stimulus Check? Here’s Who To Contact for Information


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Many states have already sent tax rebates, exemption checks or stimulus payments to their residents to help fight the continued high cost of goods and inflation.

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With the exception of New Jersey, which will start sending payments after the end of February, a few states are still handing out checks for inflation relief. Most eligible residents should already have received assistance from their home state, but if you somehow slipped through the cracks and should have received a stimulus check but did not receive it, you should contact the IRS of your state.

Each state rebate is different, with unique exemption amounts, eligibility for income limits, and payment dates. Here’s an overview of the various state-run stimulus check programs — and who to contact if you haven’t received your payment yet.


According to the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), 95% of all Middle Class Tax Refund (MCTR) payments are expected to be spent by the end of 2022. The remainder would be distributed by January 15, 2023. An estimated 23 million California residents were deemed eligible for a check worth up to $1,050, depending on their income, tax-filing status and household size, per CNET. If you are one in 23 million who have not yet received an MCTR, check your status and contact the State of California Franchise Tax Board through their website.


Restricted to tax applicants who were 18 years of age or older on December 31, 2021, lived in Colorado throughout 2021, and filed a state tax return during the 2021 income tax year, Colorado residents were eligible to receive checks worth $750 for individual filers and $1,500 for joint filers . Those eligible should receive them by the end of September (taxpayers who have been granted a deferment and applied before October 17 should receive their refund before January 31, 2023). If you have questions about the status of your rebate, visit the Colorado Department of Taxation website or call 1-303-951-4996.


Payments of $300 for individuals and $600 for joint filers were made in May 2022 for residents who filed 2020 or 2021 tax returns or were 18 and older as of December 31, 2021. To check your Delaware Relief Rebate, visit the Delaware Department of Finance site.


As part of a larger “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity” initiative by First Lady Casey DeSantis, Florida’s one-time inflation payment was announced in July and pledged to help approximately 60,000 foster and adoptive families with a one-time $450 stimulus check. should have been automatically emailed to eligible recipients, but if you have any questions or believe you qualify, please contact the Florida Department of Children and Families at 850-300-HOPE or through their site.


Residents with a tax liability in the 2020 tax year, provided they have filed state returns for both 2020 and 2021, should have received a check in August 2022 — or money sent directly. In March 2022, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill for taxpayers who filed returns for both 2020 and 2021 to receive rebate checks of $250 (single filers), $375 (households), or $500 (married joint filers), per CNET. Georgia residents can check the status of their rebates online at the State Department of Revenue site.


Hawaii’s Act 115 Refund offers checks for $300 or $100, depending on resident status and federally adjusted gross income. These were made available to residents who filed a 2021 income tax return before December 31, 2022. Direct deposits started in August 2022 and physical checks started to be sent from mid-October. You will receive your one-time “constitutional refund” 10-12 weeks after filing your 2021 tax return. Check the Hawaii Department of Taxation site or call 1-808-587-4242 if you’ve been waiting longer.


Signed into law in February by Republican Governor Brad Little, the state’s tax credit bill provided each taxpayer with $75 — or 12% of their 2020 Idaho income tax return — whichever amount is greater. These bonus checks were processed in March 2022, but if you have not received yours, please contact the Idaho State Tax Commission.


The Illinois government began sending one-time individual income and property tax credits on September 12, 2022 under Governor JB Pritzker’s Family Relief Plan. The maximum Illinois income tax credit a family could receive was $300. Homeowners can receive an additional credit equal to the real estate tax credit claimed on their 2021 IL-1040 tax form, up to a maximum of $300. visit tax.illinois.gov/rebates or call 1-800-732-8866 or 1-217-782-3336 to check the status of your rebate or for more information.


Single and joint tax filers for tax year 2020 were promised one-time rebates of $125 and $250, respectively, by Governor Eric Holcomb, regardless of income. Most residents received this money in the summer of 2022 by direct deposit or check by mail, but payments by mail were delayed. In August 2022, the Indiana Legislature approved another round of rebates of $200 for single petitioners and $400 for joint petitioners. Residents can receive a check in the mail for combined payments totaling $325 for individuals, or $650 for married couples filing jointly. Visit the Indiana Department of Revenue site to track the status of your check.


The first round of $850 relief checks was mailed in June 2022, but all checks for eligible Maine residents (full-year residents who file 2021 tax returns before October 31, 2022) were due by the end of 2022. Residents earning $100,000 or less and are single applicants, or heads of household earning $150,000 or less would receive $850. Couples filing jointly and earning $200,000 were required to pay a payment of $1,700. As CNET reported, if you haven’t received your check between July 2022 and now, you should receive a status update from Maine.gov.


Originally determined at the time of the initial announcement, the amount of Massachusetts-proposed discount checks would likely amount to 13% of each resident’s income tax liability by 2021. It turns out that rebates equaled about 14% of an individual’s income tax due. Funds should have been sent to residents automatically in November — via direct deposit or mail — but if you have any questions, fire up the Chapter 62F Taxpayer Refunds website or call 1-877-677-9727.


According to the Duluth Tribune, nearly 1.2 million employees who continued to work in person during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic applied for a one-time payment of $750 in 2022 — and the payments were sent on October 5, 2022. If you haven’t received your check yet (or have questions), check the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Where’s My Refund page.

New Jersey

The Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) program replaces New Jersey’s Homestead Rebate and is part of the $50.6 billion state budget. This is a state rebate that has yet to be issued. Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2023 — “At this time, we can only confirm that they will appear no later than May 2023,” Treasury spokesperson Jennifer Sciortino said per Patch. All information can be found on the State Division of Taxation website, or feel free to call 1-888-238-1233.

New Mexico

For all eligible New Mexico residents, the first payout of an automatic rebate of $250 for individual petitioners and $500 for joint petitioners and heads of households was sent out in July. The second payment — $500 for individual petitioners and $1,000 for joint petitioners (and heads of households) — was issued in August. Full details of economic aid payments can be found on the New Mexico Human Services Department website. New Mexico residents can call 1-800-283-4465 with additional questions.

New York

New York residents had to qualify for the 2022 School Tax Relief (STAR) program to potentially receive a homeowner’s property tax credit worth up to $1,050. In August 2022, a second one-time real estate rebate of $150 was introduced. To qualify, the property had to be your primary residence. Refer to the STAR resource site for more information.


As GOBankingRates previously reported, the one-time Pennsylvania tax credit was for low-income homeowners who participated in the Pennsylvania property tax program. To qualify, homeowners must be 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, or people with disabilities 18 and older. Rebates had a maximum default amount of $650, but that figure could have been increased to $975 with additional rebates, per CNET. Find out the status of your check on the page “Where is my PA Property Tax/Rental Rebate?” page.

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For South Carolina residents who were taxable in 2021, income tax refund checks for $800 should have been received by now (they were mailed in November 2022). Those who applied before October 17, 2022 should receive their tax credits by the end of 2022. However, “Those who wait until after October 17 to file their Individual Income Tax returns will not receive a rebate until March 2023,” according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue website.


To receive their one-time 2022 tax credit of $250 for individual filers and $500 for joint filers via direct deposit or paper check in the mail, you must have had a tax liability for tax year 2021 and must have filed your taxes before November 1. Look around the Virginia Tax site or call 1-804-367-8031 to check your eligibility and ask questions about how to get your payment or why you haven’t received your payment yet.

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