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Maryland to Send Stimulus Checks, Provide $1 Billion in Relief

Feb. 16, 2021, 3:35 PM

Maryland will begin sending its first round of payments for low-income individuals and families Tuesday.

More than a month after proposing the plan, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed into law the bipartisan RELIEF Act on Monday. The measure will send $500 payments for families and $300 for individuals who qualified for the earned income tax credit in 2019. The $1 billion emergency package also repeals state and local taxes on unemployment benefits on top of additional relief.

  • “This emergency legislation will immediately provide more than a billion dollars in urgently needed tax relief and economic stimulus ...