MILLIONS of taxpayers in Illinois are set to receive a direct payment worth up to $300 from September.
The checks, which have been introduced as part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan, are designed to provide help to cash-strapped residents as they struggle to make ends meet.
Officials revealed that the payments will be sent from September 12, according to NBC Chicago.
But, they warn that the checks may not arrive for eight weeks.
Single tax filers will receive a rebate of $50 while joint filers will get $100, but families with dependents will get up to $300.
And, single taxpayers must not earn more than $200,000 in order to qualify for the rebate.
State Senator Michael Hastings said: “This new law puts money back into the pockets of homeowners and families in the South Suburbs.
“We are slowly recovering from the most severe public health crisis that our state, country and world has (sic) seen in the last century.”
The Illinois Family Plan will also see sales tax on clothing and school items reduced from 6.25 per cent to 1.25 per cent between August 5 and 14.
This will make some items such as stationery cheaper.
States across the country are helping residents as inflation hit 9.1 per cent in June – a new 40-year high.
Around 60,000 eligible residents in Florida will be automatically sent a payment worth $450.
Checks should arrive between now and 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.”
The check will go to foster and adoptive families in the state.
Thousands of taxpayers in Hawaii are set to get a one-time tax refund within weeks.
Those making less than $100,000 annually will receive a $300 rebate.
If your income is over that threshold but under $200,000, then you’ll get $100.
A family of four could pocket a refund worth $1,200.
According to Hawaii’s Department of Taxation, the refunds are expected to be sent out during the last week of August.
But, paper checks will take longer to arrive, officials warn.
Families in Connecticut had until July 31 to apply for child tax credits worth $250 per child in a household.
The maximum amount residents can receive is $750.
Any Connecticut parent who claimed at least one child, 18 or younger, on their 2021 taxes can get the child tax credit.
Governor Ned Lamont said he expects payments to be sent out in August.
And, checks worth $850 are being rolled out to thousands of Americans in Maine.
Governor Janet Mills said the payments will continue to be sent out on a rolling basis until the end of the year.