For many Arizona residents, a stimulus payment can prove to be of great financial assistance when they’re trying to keep up with bills. While there are no new Arizona stimulus checks coming, other resources are available.

The Arizona Families Tax Rebate is one such payment you may qualify for. Read on to learn more about the eligibility requirements, how much you can receive, and how to claim the benefit.

Is There an Arizona State Stimulus Check in 2024?

The government hasn’t announced any new Arizona stimulus checks in 2024. However, you may still qualify for the Families Tax Rebate. Arizona doesn’t offer a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC).

Another pending bill from the Arizona State Senate, SB 1148, could also provide a tax credit for seniors, according to Brad Reichert, a debt expert and the founder and managing director of Reichert Asset Management LLC. “The bill, proposed by Senator Anthony Kern, would give Arizona residents who are age 65 and older a one-time $250 rebate if the new legislation gets passed in the state in the spring of 2024,” explains Reichert.

Arizona Stimulus Check 2023: Families Tax Rebate

If you’re looking for information about new stimulus checks, it’s worth checking if you qualify for the Families Tax Rebate. Due to the successful passing of Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs’ bipartisan budget in 2023, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is issuing a one-time payment.  

Most of these payments were issued by direct deposit, in November, 2023, and the rest of those Arizona state income tax filers who qualify were sent a paper check by mail, to the address on their 2021 Arizona income tax return.  If you did not receive this rebate, you may still be eligible to claim it, pending you meet the criteria for receiving it.

This one-time rebate recognizes the contributions made to Arizona’s thriving economy, by hard-working Arizona families living in the state, most especially those efforts and sacrifices made during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rebate is issued as part Arizona Senate Bill 1734, which was passed by the state legislature and signed into law in May, 2023.

How Does the Arizona Families Tax Rebate Work?

A rebate is a return of taxes paid, from the federal or state government, back to the taxpayer in the form of a direct cash payment. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue a one-time payment to you. The Arizona government has also launched a website where you can check your eligibility and rebate status, update your mailing address, and file a claim.

This rebate is subject to federal income tax, so you’ll need to report it to the IRS as part of your adjusted gross income for the 2023 tax year. ADOR is issuing a Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Information, for this rebate. The rebate is not subject to state income tax.  

Who Is Eligible for the Arizona Families Tax Rebate

You may be eligible for Arizona’s tax rebate if:

  • You’re a resident of the Arizona State
  • You filed the Arizona full-year individual income tax return for 2021
  • You filed the 2021 Arizona personal income tax return as the only taxpayer on your Head of Household, married filing separate, or single return, or as the first-listed taxpayer if filing a married filing jointly tax return
  • You claimed at least one dependent on the 2021 return
  • You had at least $1 in personal income tax liability for the tax year 2019, 2020, or 2021

How Much Money Do You Receive and When?

If you’re an eligible taxpayer, you can receive a rebate of $250 for each dependent under the age of 17 and $100 for each dependent over the age of 17, as claimed on your 2021 Arizona state income tax return. Regardless of age, you can’t claim more than three dependents. The maximum rebate amount is $750.

The rebate is issued through direct deposit if you’ve provided your direct deposit information when filing your tax return. If you haven’t provided direct deposit information, a paper check will be mailed to your last known address. The Arizona Department of Revenue started issuing rebates after October 30th, 2023.

How To Track the Status of Arizona’s Tax Rebate

You don’t need to take any action to receive the rebate, as the state will distribute the rebate automatically based on your recent tax information.

However, if you want to check the rebate status, you can do so on the 2023 Arizona Families Tax Rebate website. You’ll need to provide basic information, such as your first and last name, Social Security number, zip code, and your filing status for the 2021 tax year.

How To Apply for Arizona’s Tax Rebate

You don’t need to apply for the Arizona tax rebate. If you’re eligible based on your tax return, the state will automatically issue you a payment through direct deposit or paper check, depending on how you received your tax refund. However, if you haven’t received your tax rebate and want to check your eligibility or file a claim, you can fill in your personal information on this website to submit your claim.

What To Do if You Did Not Receive Your Stimulus Check

If you haven’t yet received your Arizona stimulus check, the first thing to do is to ensure that your direct deposit or mailing address information is accurate.

You can update your information and check the status of your rebate check here. If you determine that you were eligible to receive the rebate but haven’t received it in your bank account, you can file a claim for the rebate on the same website.

Get a Stimulus Check in Arizona 

Whether you’ve recently faced financial hardship or simply need a little extra help making ends meet, a stimulus check can go a long way in helping you. The Arizona Families Tax Rebate is a one-time payment that can offer up to $750 to eligible tax filers.

If you aren’t eligible, you may qualify for financial assistance from the government in the form of grocery benefits, emergency rent assistance, unemployment benefits, and medical benefits. Check for a full list of benefits available to you and apply to as many as you can.