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New relief payments worth up to $600 go out in WEEKS – how long it will take your check to arrive

MILLIONS of Illinois residents will soon get checks in the mail thanks to new tax rebates.

In April 2022, Governor J.B. Pritzker's IllinoisFamily Relief Plan was approved, meaning one-time individual income tax and property tax rebates will be issued to those who meet certain criteria.

Governor Pritzker hopes his family relief plan will help Illinois families in needCredit: AP

In order for residents to be eligible for the checks, they must have paid Illinois property taxes in 2021 on their primary residence.

Residents who qualify for the program will receive a rebate equal to the property tax credit claimed on their 2021 IL-1040 form.

The maximum amount of the rebate in this case is $300.

Their gross income must also be $500,000 or less if filing jointly, or $250,000 or less if filing alone.

But that's not the only money headed to Illinois families this fall, as many will also receive income tax based payments.

The income tax rebate will provide a single person with $50, while those who file taxes jointly are poised to receive a total of $100.

According to NBC Chicago, the maximum payment that can be received through this part of the program is $300 - $100 per dependent with a maximum of three dependents.

The checks are to begin being sent out on September 12, 2022, but not everyone will receive their checks right away.

Illinois Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, whose office is managing the process, says distribution will take around eight weeks.

Those who filled out the 2021 IL-1040 tax form will receive their rebates automatically.

Illinois residents who haven't filed individual income tax returns or completed the form can still claim their rebate by filling out the form online.

Just like with the income tax rebates, property owners who completed the IL-1040 form will receive rebates automatically.

Property owners can still receive that rebate as long as they fill out the IL-1040 form by October 17.


Illinois is not the only state sending out tax-related relief to its residents.

Thousands of taxpayers in Hawaii are set to get a one-time tax refund within weeks.

Individuals making less than $100,000 annually will receive a $300 rebate.

Those with income over that threshold but under $200,000, can 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, with the maximum amount residents can receive being $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.