Golden State Stimulus Payment

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7.20.21

Golden State Stimulus Payment


Recently, the Governor's proposal to expand and add stimulus payments for more Californians was passed. California will provide a 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.

There are two types of stimulus payments. You may qualify for one or both of them. Please click below to see if you qualify for the Golden State Stimulus I and/or the Golden State Stimulus II.

Golden State Stimulus I
Golden State Stimulus II

For up to date and detailed information on the Golden State Stimulus, please visit the State of California Franchise Tax Board website.
 

Golden State Stimulus I


How much is the Golden State Stimulus I 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 I?

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 I?

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

Golden State Stimulus II


How much is the Golden State Stimulus II Payment?

Californians may receive a payment between $500 - $1,100 depending on eligibility.  To determine your amount, use the table shown on ftb.ca.gov.
 

Who qualifies for the Golden State Stimulus II?

To qualify, you must:
  • Have filed your 2020 taxes
  • Have a California Adjusted Gross Income (CA AGI) of $75,000 or less
  • Live in California for more than half of the 2020 tax year
  • Be a California resident on the date payment is issued
  • Cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer
For more on eligibility, please visit ftb.ca.gov.
 

When will I receive the Golden State Stimulus II?

Payments are anticipated to begin in September 2021. For updates, please visit ftb.ca.gov.

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