IRS Announces: “Stimulus Payments” from State NOT Taxable

IRS Announcement Stimulus Payments Not Taxable

Quick update for you on a pesky issue that tax pros have been waiting to resolve:

  • IRS announced on Friday that the “stimulus payments” that many states made in 2022 are, in most cases, NOT taxable on 2022 federal tax returns.
  • IRS has decided to allow (most) of these payments to qualify as non-taxable under the “general welfare” and “disaster relief” tax exemption rules.
  • The California Middle Class Tax Refund (MCTR), for example, is now confirmed as NOT taxable.  

Payments from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island are also confirmed as non-taxable on federal returns.

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