AFTER a delivery issue prevented thousands of direct payments from being sent, Americans can expect to see their tax refunds of up to $300 soon.
Hawaii Governor David Ige said after resolving a distribution issue, tax refunds would be sent as soon as possible.
During an appearance on Spotlight Hawaii, the governor said all direct deposit payments had been processed as of September 21.
Those who still haven’t received a payment should expect theirs by September 23.
However, taxpayers who previously received refunds by check will have to wait longer.
Ige said the paper checks should all be received by taxpayers by the end of October.
The governor added that when it comes to discounts on paper checks, the state is actually ahead of schedule.
However, the availability of paper stock could cause additional delays.
The governor also reiterated that Hawaiians who have filed their taxes do not need to take any further action to receive their payments.
Payments were originally due to be received by September 21 in the form of direct deposits.
The governor did not explain why the payments were delayed, but said they were on their way and should be in the bank accounts of eligible Hawaiians by September 23.
Paper refunds will be sent out in batches of 2,000 checks and it is expected that all refunds will be sent out by October.
Ige revealed that about $294 million in total was sent to taxpayers.
Who is eligible?
Single taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of less than $100,000 will receive $300 per person.
Couples who earn less than $200,000 will also receive $300 per person in their household. That means a family of four could get $1,200.
But, single taxpayers who earn over $100,000 will be in line for $100 rebates.
Taxpayers who have already filed their 2021 returns need not take action as refunds will be issued automatically.
To qualify for the check, you must have lived in Hawaii for at least nine months.
All refunds will be sent to those who file their state tax returns by December 31 of this year.
Other states providing assistance
States are offering a helping hand to cash-strapped Americans amid rising inflation.
Rhode Island officials are sending automatic refunds to about 115,000 taxpayers.
Parents who filed their taxes by August 31 should get the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in October.
Families will receive $250 per child up to a maximum of three children, which means some families will get a maximum discount of $750.
Single taxpayers had to have an income of $100,000 or less while the threshold for joint filers was $200,000.
Meanwhile, Connecticut officials began sending CTC payments worth $250 in late August.
Eligible families will receive checks for $250 per child, capped at three children.
Governor Ned Lamont’s office said 238,668 families had applied by the July 31 deadline.
Alaskans will receive a $2,550 payment from the Permanent Fund, which annually pays a dividend of the state’s oil wealth to residents.
This year’s payout is the highest dividend the Permanent Fund has paid out since its inception in 1982, according to state data.
The amount of dividends has exceeded $2,000 only twice before, in 2015 and 2008.
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