Stimulus update: Michigan sending rebate checks averaging $550 to families in 21 days

In three weeks, officials in Michigan will send out checks worth an average of $550 to approximately 700,000 households as part of a recently enacted expansion to the working families tax credit.

Eligible taxpayers in the Great Lakes State will get a check that is equal to the difference between the 6% working families tax credit on an eligible resident’s 2022 tax refunds and the 30% that the credit is now worth, thanks to legislation raising the credit signed in 2023.

The Michigan Department of Treasury says that eligible Michiganders will automatically receive the payment and that no additional paperwork is necessary.

Distribution of the check will begin on Feb. 13, with payments going out on a rolling basis over a five- to six-week period. The state claims that the combined value of the tax credit will provide an average of a $3,150 tax
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