A stimulus check for Wyoming residents can provide much-needed relief for those facing financial hardship. While there are no new stimulus updates for the state for 2024, the federal government has many other assistance programs you can take advantage of.

If you’re a homeowner in Wyoming, you can also apply for the state’s property tax refund program. Read on to learn more about how this refund program works, who qualifies, and how much you can get.

Is There a Stimulus Check in 2024 for Wyoming?

There are no new stimulus checks for Wyoming residents in 2024. Regardless of what you may have read on social media about a fourth round of IRS stimulus payments, President Biden or Congress has no plans to issue any more Economic Impact Payments. The relief measures that were introduced during the Coronavirus pandemic through the American Rescue Plan Act and the CARES Act have expired.

We recommend applying for federal assistance programs like Social Security, unemployment benefits, SNAP, and rental assistance if you’re a low-income American facing hardship.

Wyoming Stimulus Check 2024

While Wyoming doesn’t have a Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) or other tax credits like the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), you may still qualify for the property tax refund program.

Wyoming has no new stimulus checks for 2024, but Wyoming is one of the most tax-friendly states to reside in,” shares Teresa Dodson, founder of Greenbacks Consulting. “You can save a good deal of money on taxes by living in this state,” she adds.

How Do Wyoming Stimulus Checks Work?

Many states have property tax relief programs that can reduce or eliminate the property taxes you owe. While these are different from stimulus programs, they can offer some relief to eligible taxpayers.

These programs usually waive or reduce taxes for specific groups, such as the elderly, disabled individuals, low-income residents, veterans, and surviving spouses.

Who Is Eligible for Wyoming’s Stimulus Checks?

You may qualify for Wyoming’s property tax refund program if you meet these eligibility requirements:

  • You must own your home.
  • You must have paid the 2023 property tax for your home on time and have a receipt.
  • You must have occupied the residence for at least nine months during the tax year.
  • You must have been a resident of Wyoming for the last five years.
  • Your personal assets must not be over $156,900 for each adult household member.
  • This asset limit doesn’t apply if your property tax bill is more than 10% of your total income.
  • Your household income should be no more than 145% of your county’s median household income or the statewide median income.

Wyoming also has a property tax exemption program for veterans in addition to the refund. Here are the eligibility requirements for the programs:

  • You must be an honorably discharged veteran of Vietnam, Korea, WWI, or WWII
  • Honorably discharged veterans awarded the Armed Forces expeditionary medal or other authorized campaign or service medal indicating service in the U.S. in an armed conflict in another country may also qualify.
  • Surviving spouses of qualified veterans can apply.
  • Some disabled veterans may qualify for exemption.

How Much Do You Receive and When?

The Wyoming property tax refund depends on your previous year’s property tax, the median residential property tax for your county, and your income.

Your refund can’t be over 75% of your previous year’s tax bill or over one-half of the median residential property tax for your county of residence. Your refund will be determined based on your income and as it compares to 125% to 145% of the median income for your country or state.

If you qualify for the Veteran’s property tax exemption program, you can get $6,000 in assessed value against real-personal property.

How To Track the Status of Your Wyoming Stimulus Checks

If you’d like more information about Wyoming’s property tax refund program or to check the status of your refund, you can contact your local county treasurer or call the Wyoming Department of Revenue at 307-777-7320.

Veterans who applied for the property tax exemption program can contact their local county assessor for more information.

How To Apply for Wyoming’s Stimulus Checks

You can apply for the property tax refund on the Department of Revenue’s website or at the county treasurer’s office. The application deadline is the first Monday of June each year. You may need to provide documents like:

  • Copies of verification of all income for each member of the household.
  • Copy of tax receipts.
  • Copies of tax bills.

Forms for the Veteran’s property tax exemption are available on the Department of Revenue’s website or at the county treasurer’s and county assessor’s office. The application deadline is the fourth Monday of May each year. You may also need to submit a Veteran’s Administration Verification Form.

Apply for Financial Assistance in Wyoming

While there are no stimulus checks for Wyoming residents this year, you may be able to get some relief through the property tax refund or exemption programs. We also recommend applying for federal assistance programs as well as any assistance programs offered by state agencies, local governments, and nonprofits.

The Benefit Finder tool is a good starting point to learn more about the benefits for which you can apply. Fill out the questionnaire online to get a list of benefits that match your current situation.