It has been reported that many citizens in the state of Georgia have already received the extra stimulus check money as the state started issuing its first round of surplus tax refund payments yesterday.
For another year, the legislators went on to approve the request made by Governor Brian Kemp to issue income tax refunds to those state taxpayers who were considered eligible. These refunds, according to information, would cost one a projected $1 billion of the $6.6 billion in surplus revenue that was held over from the previous budget year, as reported by Fox 5 Atlanta. In a statement made to the Athens Banner-Herald, Kemp stated that the state was again in a position where they could easily issue surplus tax refunds due to years of responsible and conservative budgeting. He also attributed this success to their desire to protect both lives and livelihoods during the pandemic.
Stimulus Check Payments In The State Of Georgia
Interestingly, both the income tax rebate- as well as the property tax sum of $950 million have been fulfilled by the governor as campaign promises- something Kemo swore during his successful re-election run the previous year. In March, the governor also signed House Bill 162- which was a bill for the taxpayers who had filed for stimulus check returns for both 2021 and 2022. Those who were deemed eligible were supposed to receive rebate checks worth $250 to $500.
Residents of the state would only qualify for the stimulus check payments if they filed for their taxes in both the tax years of 2021 and 2022, although no one would be able to get back more than what they had paid in the state income taxes in 2021.