These four states could send coronavirus stimulus checks in December
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We are now approaching the last month of 2021, but the stimulus payments continue. Although the federal government approved only one stimulus check this year, with several states distributing their own stimulus checks since the start of the year. In addition, at least four states will send coronavirus stimulus checks in December as well, and these are Maine, California, Maryland and Florida.
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States send coronavirus stimulus checks in December
A few weeks ago, Governor of Maine, Janet Mills announcement a program to send one-time disaster relief payments of $ 285 to more than half a million people in the state. The first batch of payments under the program was made on November 15, and the state will continue to send payment until the end of the year. This one-time payment would go to people whose AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) is less than $ 75,000 ($ 150,000 for couples filing jointly) per year.
California also continues to send stimulus payments to eligible residents under the Golden State Stimulus II. program. Under the program, those with an AGI between $ 1 and $ 75,000 and who have resided in the state for more than half of the 2020 tax year can receive a one-time payment of $ 500 to $ 1. $ 100.
California’s Golden State Stimulus program also covers residents who do not have a Social Security number but have an ITIN. Payments under the Golden State Stimulus II program will continue until the end of the year.
Earlier this year, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a bipartisan stimulus bill that calls for one-time payments to families and individuals. Under the program, the poorest families in the state would get $ 500, while the poorest individuals would get $ 300.
In addition, families in the state would get more in the form of tax refunds for the next three years. As part of the state’s $ 1.2 billion stimulus package, a family with two children earning $ 25,000 per year could earn $ 1,100 per year.
A federal stimulus check due in December also
Florida could also send stimulus payments in December, but to first responders and educators for K-12 classes. Those eligible for payment could receive a one-time payment of $ 1,000. In a press ReleaseGovernor Ron DeSantis noted that the program would provide support to approximately 175,000 teachers and 3,600 principals.
In addition, DeSantis announced a $ 5,000 cash bonus for unvaccinated police officers, who move to Florida from New York, Minneapolis and Seattle.
Along with these state sponsored stimulus checks, there is also a federal stimulus payment that millions of people will receive next month. This federal stimulus payment is the final installment of the expanded child tax credit program.
The $ 1.9 trillion American rescue plan The 2021 law, which was approved in March of this year, extended the child tax credit program. Additionally, the law changed the way people get CTC money, sending half of the credit amount in six monthly installments and the other half when filing a tax return next year. .