Where Are Our California Stimulus Checks?
Right about now many California residents are asking where is my Califonia stimulus check. We find it funny how the government loves to say the checks are being distributed, but no one has received their $600.00 check yet.
CelebnPolitics247.com reports that millions of California residents will receive another stimulus check through the Golden State stimulus program.
And while Californians wait to get their $600.00 dollars a fourth stimulus check is off the table for Americans.
Here is what we’ve learned:
Another batch of Golden State Stimulus II payments will arrive in bank accounts across California on Sept. 17. The first round — amounting to 600,000 payments — went out on Aug. 27; this coming batch is much larger, with at least 2 million Californians receiving the benefit.
Approximately two-thirds of California taxpayers will be eligible for a payment of $600, and some qualifying families will receive an additional $500. These state-only checks are part of the $100 billion “California Comeback Plan” aimed at providing immediate relief to families and businesses that have been the most negatively impacted by the pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office called it “the biggest state tax rebate in American history.”
What makes you eligible for a $600 or $1,100 stimulus payment?
The Golden State Stimulus II payments are different from the Golden State Stimulus I payments that went out earlier this year. GSS I payments — a one-time check of either $600 or $1,200 — went out to those who typically earned less than $30,000 and received the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, or CalEITC, or those who filed their taxes with an Individual Tax Identification Number, or ITIN.
GSS II has been expanded so that more Californians qualify. You’re eligible for a $600 payment if you’ve been a California resident for more than half of the 2020 tax year (you must still be a California resident on the date the payment is issued). You need to also meet the following requirements:
- You filed your 2020 taxes by Oct. 15, 2021.
- Your California Adjusted Gross Income, or CA AGI, was $75,000 or less for the 2020 tax year.
- You cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.
If you don’t qualify for GSS II, see if you might be eligible for GSS I. Californians who received the earlier GSS I payment might get a GSS II check for $500 or $1,000 only if they claimed any qualifying child or relative as a dependent on their 2020 tax return.
Besides those who already received GSS I and have no dependents, there are others who are excluded from GSS II payments. Californians whose income is exclusively from other benefits, like Social Security, CalWorks, unemployment, or state disability, do not qualify. For more information, check out the Franchise Tax Board’s help page.