Minnesota residents have reason to celebrate as Governor Tim Walz unveils an innovative program set to distribute stimulus checks in the form of surprise tax rebates to numerous families in the state. The motivation behind implementing this stimulus check initiative is Governor Walz’s commitment to assisting families during this challenging time of the year when back-to-school expenses tend to soar.
In a statement, Governor Walz expressed his understanding of the blend of excitement and stress that families experience while preparing for the new school year, citing expenses such as books, backpacks, and clothing. “We are dedicated to easing this burden,” he affirmed. “Through payments of up to $1,300 per family and the introduction of universal free breakfast and lunch programs, we aim to make a significant difference.
Minnesota’s September 2023 Stimulus Check Program
I extend my appreciation to the Department of Revenue for their swift efforts in disbursing these payments to Minnesotans.” The stimulus checks earmarked for Minnesota residents in September 2023 are officially termed “one-time tax rebate payments.” These payments are structured as follows, as detailed on the government’s official website:
- Married couples filing a joint 2021 income or property tax return with an adjusted gross income of $150,000 or less will receive $520.
- Individuals with a 2021 adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less will receive $260.
- Each additional dependent, up to three dependents, will also receive $260 each.
- This breakdown translates to a potential maximum payout of $1,300 per family, while those eligible will receive a minimum of $520.
Who Qualifies for the Minnesota Stimulus Checks in September 2023?
To be eligible for the Minnesota stimulus checks in September 2023, the government has outlined the following criteria:
- Residency: You must have been a resident of Minnesota for at least part of the year 2021.
- Tax Filing: You must have filed either a 2021 Form M1 or 2021 Form M1PR by December 31, 2022.
- Income Limits: Your adjusted gross income for the year 2021 should not exceed $150,000 for married joint filers or $75,000 for all other filers.
- Independent Status: You must not have been claimed as a dependent on someone else’s 2021 Minnesota income tax return.
If you meet these qualifications, the Minnesota Department of Revenue will use your 2021 tax year information to automatically disburse the stimulus funds to you. It’s essential to ensure that your contact details and address are up to date to facilitate this process. Regarding the timeline for receiving the stimulus checks, distribution commenced on Monday, August 14, and will extend through the conclusion of September. If you are eligible for a stimulus check but have not yet received one, it is advisable to exercise patience, as it may arrive later in September.
What should I do if I haven’t received my Minnesota stimulus check yet?
- Check your eligibility: Confirm that you’re actually eligible for the stimulus check. Each round of stimulus checks had different eligibility criteria. For example, your income, dependents, and filing status can impact your eligibility.
- Use the IRS Get My Payment tool: The IRS offers a tool called “Get My Payment” that allows you to check the status of your payment. The tool will provide information on the date and method of payment.
- Confirm the IRS has the correct information: Ensure that the IRS has your current bank account information for direct deposits or the correct mailing address for paper checks.
- Claim the Recovery Rebate Credit: If you didn’t receive some or all of what you were eligible for in stimulus checks, you can claim the missing amount through the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your taxes. The stimulus checks are technically a tax credit, so if you haven’t received the full amount you’re owed, it can be added to your tax refund