State officials said Thursday that 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate checks are going out and families should begin receiving them over the next several days.
Gov. Ned Lamont held a news conference Thursday morning with Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Boughton.
"We are so excited because people today are going to go to their mailbox and they're going to open that mailbox and they are going to find a check from the state of Connecticut for the child tax rebate," Boughton said.
The Department of Revenue Services expects that most of the rebates will be mailed by the end of this week and families should begin receiving them over the next several days, according to the governor's office.
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Eligible families had to apply by July 31 to receive $250 per child, up to $750 per family.
Lamont said last week that the state would start sending child tax rebate checks out this week.
Rebates have been approved for 189,374 families on behalf of 317,044 children and those rebates are being mailed this week., according to the governor's office.
An additional 32,808 applications are under review and any rebates approved in that group are expected to be released by early September, according to the governor's office.
Boughton said they expect to have sent out 200,000 to 210,000 checks.
Any Connecticut resident who claimed at least one dependent child, 18 years old or younger, on their 2021 federal income tax return might have been eligible, according to the governor’s office.