This year, several states — including California and Illinois — are providing stimulus checks or tax rebates for qualifying citizens.


Payments are scheduled to be sent between October 2022 and January 2023. For details, go to the Franchise Tax Board website at and click the Middle Class Tax Refund link in the important message at the top of the page.


Tax rebates are being issued in Illinois. Go to for information and FAQs on the Individual Income Tax Rebate and the Property Tax Rebate. According to the state, distribution of rebates will start in September 2022 and continue for several months.

Amounts, qualifications, and restrictions vary by state, so be sure to check your state’s official website for details.