Coronavirus Outbreak

Maryland Governor’s $1B Virus Relief Includes Stimulus Payments

Jan. 11, 2021, 7:26 PM

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is pushing for $1 billion in tax relief and stimulus payments in an effort to help state residents amid the economic fallout from the pandemic.

The Republican governor’s plan, the “RELIEF Act,” announced Monday, would send initial payments up to $450 for individuals and $750 for families who qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2019 or will be eligible for it from 2020. It includes a second round of payments of up to $150 for individuals and $250 for families.

Because the tax changes extend beyond the state of emergency, it requires action...

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