Idaho $600 Holiday Relief Checks: Who Qualifies?

MOST Idahoans will have a little more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving because they will get checks worth up to $600 in the mail.

So far, the state has given out 192,000 rebates, which add up to a total of $133 million, according to Governor Brad Little.

Each person gets $300; joint filers get $600. In September, Idaho approved a $1 billion plan to slash taxes and reduce the state's record budget surplus.

First rebates were paid out on September 26, according to Idaho State Tax Commission spokesperson Renee Eymann.

But the Idaho State Tax Commission has said that it plans to send around 800,000 rebates worth $500 million by the end of March 2023.

Mr. Little signed a 2022 rebate package in February that included more than 677,00 direct payouts, but it's unclear how many Idahoans are still waiting.

The rebate is available to everyone who lived in Idaho in 2020 and 2021 and filed an Idaho income tax return or Form 24 during those years.

Who’s eligible?

To be considered a full-year resident, you must have lived in Idaho for more than 270 days or kept a home there for the whole year.

You can still obtain a rebate if you file your 2020 and 2021 taxes before December 31.

Where's my money?

Idahoans can use the online "Where's My Rebate" tool to find their tax rebates by entering their Social Security number and driver's license number.

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