IN LESS than two weeks, checks for up to $1,050 will be sent automatically to millions of people.
California will begin issuing the middle class tax rebate directly to bank accounts and mailboxes on October 7.
The Franchise Tax Board has been receiving non-stop questions regarding payments and how quickly funds will be sent.
After being bombarded with calls, the FTB is asking Californians to stop contacting them to find out if there is a way to speed up payments.
“MCTR payments cannot be expedited by contacting FTB,” the agency told Nexstar, as reported by KTLA.
“Californians who meet all eligibility criteria do not have to do anything to receive their payments.”
The agency says if you meet all the requirements, the best thing to do is wait.
If you don’t see your payment on October 7, don’t worry.
The funds are issued in two rounds, the first from October 7 to 25, and the second from October 28 to November 14.
Residents who have received either of Golden State’s stimulus payments will be the first to receive their payments.
Relief funds will also be distributed in the form of debit cards if you did not electronically file your 2020 taxes.
These will be mailed to eligible California residents from October 25 through January 15, a much longer window.
The one-time direct payment of up to $1,050 must be directly deposited into the accounts of California residents who have filed their 2020 taxes, in accordance with the FTB
The other requirements are:
- You must be a California resident for all six months of the 2020 tax year and will remain a resident while payments are distributed
- Fall into a number of California income brackets
- Were not eligible to be claimed as a dependent in 2020
- You filed your 2020 tax return before October 15, 2021
Also, depending on your annual income, you should not expect to receive the full $1,050.
It also depends on the specific area of California you live in.
Other outgoing refunds
Several states across the country are also sending their residents inflation relief checks in the coming months.
Two pieces of legislation offer eligible taxpayers up to $1,500 in New Mexico.
Married couples filing jointly, heads of families and surviving spouses with adjusted gross incomes of up to $150,000 will receive $500.
Single taxpayers and married couples filing separately with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 will receive $250.
Thousands of Hawaiians are expected to receive their discounts of up to $300 within the next week after a delivery issue.
Stay up to date with any refunds that become available via our tax refund blog.
Plus, learn about the 17 states that will send inflation-linked refunds of up to $1,500.