Gov. Eric Holcomb is urging Indiana lawmakers to take immediate action to assist those who are awaiting their Automatic Taxpayer Refund and maybe a second Stimulus Check.
The governor disclosed that for individuals awaiting payment, postal checks will not be sent until August. The governor also said that if the General Assembly moves swiftly during its special session, the Stimulus Checks could amount to $700 for married couples who filed jointly or $350 for individual taxpayers. The postal checks, which were supposed to be sent out in July, will now be sent out in August. The checks would be mailed in August, according to Holcomb, “primarily because the requisite paper supply was delayed until then.”
Indiana Residents To Get Stimulus Checks
The checks being mailed out next month would be larger due to the delay, as they would include both the $125 Automatic Taxpayer Refund payment and the extra $225 payment he suggested. He referred to this as a “blessing in disguise.”
To assist in combat inflation and skyrocketing gas prices, Holcomb proposed returning an additional $1 billion to taxpayers. For a single taxpayer, that would equate to an extra payment of around $225.
Stimulus Check has been used by many Hoosiers to get their $125 Automatic Taxpayer Refund, and many would continue to do so for the second payment. The governor is urging the General Assembly to “act soon,” despite the fact that his plan has not yet received approval. Although a special session of the legislature has already been summoned, MPs do not anticipate meeting until July 25. Following the Roe v. Wade ruling, the General Assembly is anticipated to take up Holcomb‘s relief proposal and debate new abortion restrictions.
In an opinion piece this week, Holcomb urged lawmakers to follow his earlier suggestion and give the Stimulus Checks to Indiana residents. Republicans in power, including Holcomb, have rejected calls to suspend Indiana’s gas tax. The tax relief proposal is the way to go, the governor has insisted adamantly. He did, however, leave open the prospect of a “better strategy,” should one emerge during the special session.