Tens of thousands of Americans are receiving payments this week. 

Maine launched its tax rebate program, which will send $850 per individual and $1,700 per family.

Last week, Maine sent checks to 5,000 residents. This week, it will send checks to about 200,000 residents. 

Who is eligible?

You must meet a few requirements in order to receive a rebate check. 

An individual must not earn more than $100,000, while heads of households and couples can make up to $150,000 and $200,000 respectively.

The figures will be based on 2021 tax returns, which must be filed by October 31. 

In addition, the rebate is not available if you are claimed as a dependent on another's tax return.

A tax rebate is available to roughly 858,000 Maine residents.

State officials say 5,000 residents who received checks last week could receive them within a few days.

The Department of Administrative Financial Affairs (DAFS) told The Sun that this week's batch is being mailed out on a rolling basis through the week. 

"We are processing 200,000 checks per week at our peak capacity," it added. 

According to DAFS, there is no specific order in which payments are made.

It is estimated that about 200,000 tax rebates will be sent out each week, so most payments will be sent by the end of the month.

According to governor Janet Mill's office, those who filed state taxes for 2021 can expect their money in mid-July.

You can track your payment using Maine's refund status tool to find out if they are delayed as originally feared.

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