NEWPORT R.I. (WPRI) — Gov. Dan McKee announced eligible Rhode Island taxpayers will receive a one-time child tax rebate starting in the fall. McKee detailed eligibility requirements outside the Florence Gray Center on Tuesday morning.

The Rhode Island Child Tax Rebate, a state rebate of $250 per child and for a maximum of up to three children per household, was created in the 2023 fiscal budget signed by the governor in June.

Individual tax filers (single, married filing separately, head of household, or qualifying widow/widower) are eligible if they make $100,000 or less and those filing jointly must make $200,000 or less.

Families can receive rebates for dependents who were 18 years or younger as of Dec. 31, 2021. McKee’s office says checks will automatically be sent to eligible families, and no separate application is required.

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McKee’s office said around 115,000 Rhode Island households will receive the rebate. Checks will be sent out starting in October 2022 to the address listed on the 2021 state personal income tax return. You’re advised to reach out to the R.I. Division of Taxation if you’ve moved since that time.

For those filing an amendment to a 2021 tax return by the Aug. 31 deadline, rebates will start to be issued in October, or if filing on extension by the Oct. 17 deadline, rebates will be issued starting in December.

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State Rep. Lauren Carson, State Sen. Lou DiPalma, Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, other officials, and a local parent joined McKee at the Florence Gray Center in Newport for the announcement.