Idaho $600 Rebate Checks: Who’s Eligible?

Over 190,000 people in the United States have already been handed their checks for $600, while thousands more are still waiting.

The direct payments in the state of Idaho started being distributed on September 26 and are expected to be finished by Thanksgiving.

According to Governor Brad Little, the state has given 192,000 refund checks totaling $133 million so far.

These payouts are part of a larger $1 billion plan aimed at reducing the state's fiscal surplus, cutting taxes, and increasing education investment.

Individuals will receive $300 for the 2022 Special Session refund, while joint filers will receive $600.

The rebate is available to any Idaho residents who lived in the state in 2020 or 2021 and submitted an Idaho income tax return or Form 24 during those years.

Who's Eligible?

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

If you submit your 2020 and 2021 income tax returns by December 31, you can still receive the rebate, according to an Idaho Tax Commission representative.

If you submitted accurate bank information on your 2021 tax return, you should expect the money to be deposited directly into your bank account.

If your address has changed after filing your 2021 return, send an email to RebateAddressUpdate@tax.idaho.gov to change your address and receive your rebate.