California Stimulus Checks: Eligibility


Millions of qualified Californians will get a $1,050 tax refund this week as part of the Middle-Class Tax Refund program. The first payment is on Friday

About 23 million people who pay taxes in California are eligible for the payments, with higher earners getting smaller amounts.

The tax refunds are aimed to "assist with rising costs," according to Governor Gavin Newsom's office.

Newsom and state lawmakers agreed on the reimbursements in June, when gas prices were above $7 a gallon.

To qualify, you must have filed your 2020 taxes by October and make less than $150,000. If eligible, do nothing. You'll get paid automatically.

Are you eligible?

Direct deposits should be made to bank accounts from Oct. 7 to 25 and Oct. 28 to Nov. 14, 2022.

When will you get the money?

The California Franchise Tax Board's website states eligible Californians will obtain direct deposits or debit cards.

Officials from the state said that they expect about 90% of direct deposits to be made in October 2022.

Debit cards should be sent out between October 25, 2022, and December 10, 2022. The rest of the cards should be sent out by January 15, 2023.