IRS Will Not Tax Most 2022 State Issued Relief Checks

By Al Brown, The Chicago Times

February 12, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – The IRS announced Friday that it will not tax most relief checks issued by states in 2022.

The IRS said it will not challenge the taxability of payments related to general welfare and disaster that were issued by 21 states in 2022.

“The IRS appreciates the patience of taxpayers, tax professionals, software companies and state tax administrators as the IRS and Treasury worked to resolve this unique and complex situation.” the IRS said a prepared statement.

According to the IRS, states where the relief checks do not have to be reported as income are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.