2023 Stimulus Alert: These 7 States May Consider Additional Checks

(DailyDig.com) – Since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the government has been flexible to accommodate the average American in tough economic times. According to Pandemic Oversight, more than $814 billion has been paid in more than 476 million payments as stimulus checks to cushion Americans impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic since 2020. Through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the federal government may not offer additional stimulus payments in 2023. Lucky for citizens living in these 7 states considering more stimulus checks in 2023.


Middle-Class Tax Refund (MCTR) is familiar to the residents of California. The IRS directed that there will be no taxation of MCTR since it qualifies as “relief.” The estimated Amount is $200 for singles and up to $1050 for families. To check eligibility for this relief, one must be a resident of California for six months in 2020 and have filed the year’s tax returns by October 15, 2021.


Governor Janet Mills rolled out Winter Energy Relief Payments to the residents of Maine who are burdened by increased energy costs during winter. The recipients of the $450 relief must have filed their 2021 tax returns by October 31, 2022, while being full-year residents in 2021. Those who are eligible and have not received their payments can check the status from the Department of Administrative and Financial Services.


In 2022, Idaho announced 2 tax rebates,

  • 2022 special Session rebate- amounting to the greater; $300 for individuals and $600 for families or 10% of the tax amount reported.
  • 2022 rebate- amounting to the greater; $75 per taxpayer or 12% of the tax amount reported.

The two rebates will be sent out to full-year residents who lived in Idaho in 2020 and 2021. Eligible beneficiaries can track the status of the payments from a rebate tool.

New Jersey

Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) tax relief is based on whether the principal residence was rented or owned on October 1, 2019. The relief amounts to $1,500 for 2019 homeowners with an income of at most 150,000 and $1000 for homeowners with an income between $150,000-$250,000. Tenants with a total income of $150,000 or less in 2019 can expect a tax rebate of $450.

New Mexico

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced 2 tax rebates for New Mexico residents who have filed 2021 tax returns. Individuals are set to receive $500, while families will receive $1000 if they file their 2021 returns by May 31, 2024. Taxpayers who have since changed their address can update or submit a change of address form.


The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program provides a maximum of $650 to seniors, widow(er), at least 50, or adult disabled persons. The beneficiaries must have an income below $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners. The application deadline is on June 30, 2023.

South Carolina

The total of South Carolina rebates is capped at $800, depending on the status of 2021 tax liability minus credits. The rebates can be used to offset any owed South Carolina tax. The  South Carolina Department of Revenue’s tracker can help track the rebate status.

Bottom line

At the federal level, the government provides other programs that provide affordable basic needs such as housing, medical care, and food. They include:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The above programs are available without additional stimulus payments and can be accessed based on eligibility. Factors such as household size, income, location, and employment status are subject to qualification.

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