Tax News Maryland State Stimulus Checks Read the Article Open Share Drawer Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Written by TurboTaxBlogTeam Published Feb 16, 2021 1 min read In February Maryland passed the The Maryland Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act. The RELIEF Act provides aid to Maryland residents through a number of measures, including an economic impact payment or stimulus payment for some people. To qualify for a stimulus payment, you must have a valid Social Security number and received the Maryland Earned Income Credit (EIC) on your 2019 Maryland state tax return. Note, this is not the same thing as the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The payment amount is based on your filing status from your 2019 return. If you meet the qualifications above on your 2019 Maryland state tax return, you should be eligible for: Single: $300 Married filing jointly, Head of Household, Qualifying Widower: $500 You do not need to do anything to get your stimulus payment. As long as you filed a 2019 Maryland income tax return, the Comptroller will automatically determine your eligibility and send your stimulus payment. If you’re not sure if you are eligible, you can check the Maryland Stimulus Portal. The Maryland Comptroller has announced in a news release that 98% of payments will be processed by February 19th. The Maryland Comptroller will issue direct deposit payments to the account where you received your 2019 state tax refund or mail a check to your last address on record. If your bank does not accept a payment issued from the Marlyand Comptroller’s office, you will be sent a check. Previous Post Why Haven’t I Received My Second Stimulus Check? Next Post Extension and Tax Relief for Texas Winter Storm Victims Written by TurboTaxBlogTeam More from TurboTaxBlogTeam Leave a Reply Cancel reply Browse Related Articles Tax News Am I Getting a State Stimulus Check? Tax News What Coronavirus Relief Means for College Students and … Tax News Second Coronavirus Relief Package: What Does it Mean fo… Tax Tips Don’t Forget These 7 Stimulus Relief Related Last Min… Tax News American Rescue Plan: What Does it Mean for You and a T… Tax News Was the Tax Year 2019 Tax Deadline Delayed? What to Kno… Tax News Am I Required to File My Taxes to Get a Stimulus Check? Tax News What the First Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for Y… Tax Deductions and Credits What is a Recovery Rebate Tax Credit? Tax News Where’s My Second Stimulus Check?