Stimulus update: Michigan sending rebate checks averaging $550 to families in 19 days

In 19 days, eligible households in Michigan will get a check from the state worth an average of $550 as part of an expansion to the working families tax credit.

Approximately 700,000 households will get one of the payments being sent out in the coming weeks, with distribution beginning on Feb. 13. The checks will begin going out on a rolling basis over a five- to six-week period, according to the state.

The payments going out to residents next month will be 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 under legislation raising the credit signed last year.

The state says that 700,000 families will get an average of a $3,150 tax refund for tax year 2022 based on the combined value of the tax credit. The increased 30% rate
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