The residents of Massachusetts seem to be just a step close to receiving yet another round of stimulus check payments. This news came after the state Senate went on to approve the legislation that would lead to the distribution of $250 tax rebate payments to citizens throughout the state. The legislation also comes included several other forms of relief for families, seniors, and residents with low-income.
It also has features for other communities that have been hit pretty hard by the rise in inflation. Bruce Tarr, the Senate Minority Leader, and Michael Rodrigues, the Ways and Means Chairman, went on to describe the legislation as being quite meaningful and a largely substantial form of support for taxpayers throughout the state who have been struggling quite hard to pay for fuel, food, and shelter.
Stimulus Check Payments in Massachusetts
Standing on the Senate floor on Thursday, Rodrigues stated that the stimulus check payment would definitely provide immediate and real relief to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Additionally, the Legislature also went on to create a premium pay program in the early part of the year, which has also provided amounts of $500 to over 770,000 low-income workers, and the checks seem to be going out.
To that end, the tax package that is before them- when coupled with the premium pay program- is definitely a way of affordable and well-balanced relief in the long-term- something that targets mostly the low and moderate-income individuals and families.
It may be quite some time before people will start receiving the stimulus check payments. Although the legislation has been designed to take effect immediately, it will still need to get through the state House of Representatives. Currently, the Senate and the House have alternate views on what shape the stimulus should take. After their differences on the form of the stimulus get reconciled, the legislation will also be sent to the desk of Governor Charlie Baker who has been pushing the legislature to pass the tax relief package worth $700 million.