Golden State Stimulus Payment

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5.10.21

Golden State Stimulus Payment


California will provide a one-time Golden State Stimulus(GSS) payment to families and individuals who qualify. The Golden State Stimulus aims to support low-income Californians and help those facing a hardship due to COVID-19. 

Recently, the Governor announced a proposal to expand and add stimulus payments for more Californians. These additional payments are not yet available and are pending legislative action. For up to date and detailed information on the Golden State Stimulus, please visit ftb.ca.gov.
 

How much is the Golden State Stimulus Payment?

Eligible Californians may receive either:
  • A one-time $600 payment
  • A one-time $1,200 payment

To determine your amount, use the table shown on ftb.ca.gov.

Who qualifies for the Golden State Stimulus?

To qualify, you must:

  • Have filed your 2020 taxes
  • Be either:
    • A CalEITC recipient
    • An ITIN filer who made $75,000 or less (total CA AGI)
  • Live in California for more than half of the 2020 tax year
  • Be a California resident on the date payment is issued
  • Not be eligible to be claimed as a dependent
  • You must include your ITIN on your tax return.
  • Your ITIN cannot be pending.
  • Wait to file your tax return until you have your ITIN.
  • You are eligible for the GSS if you file on or before October 15.

For more on eligibility, please visit ftb.ca.gov.

When will I receive the Golden State Stimulus?

If you filed your tax return between January 1, 2021 and March 1, 2021:
You will receive your stimulus payment beginning after April 15, 2021.
  • Direct deposits: Allow up to 2 weeks
  • Paper checks: Allow up to 4 to 6 weeks for mailing
If you filed your tax return between March 2, 2021 and April 23, 2021:
You will receive your stimulus payment beginning after May 1.
  • Direct deposits: Allow up to 2 weeks
  • Paper checks: Allow up to 4 to 6 weeks for mailing
If you file your tax return after April 23, 2021:
  • Direct deposits: Allow up to 45 days after your return has processed
  • Paper checks: Allow up to 60 days after your return has processed

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