At least 750,000 paper California stimulus checks will be mailed Monday, the California Franchise Tax Board told SFGATE.
On Friday, the state issued about 34,000 direct deposits of the Golden State Stimulus II payments, the board added. Most direct deposits shipped in late October.
About 9 million Californians are expected to qualify for the payments, which the IRS sends both as direct deposits and paper checks. Whether you receive a paper check or a direct deposit depends on what you selected on your tax return. The board estimates that some 3.3 million additional payments will be made in the coming weeks.
“We expect the vast majority of all GSS II payments to be issued by the end of the year, but they will continue until early next year,” a tax authority spokesperson said.
The previous batch of checks was sent out on November 1.
October 15 was the last day for Californians to file their tax returns to qualify for the incentive payments. The Tax and Customs Administration determines whether you are eligible for benefits based on tax returns.
The IRS said it could not release the payments in one go due to a series of restrictions, including “the state’s ability to validate eligibility, protect against fraud and issue GSS II payments concurrently with other mandatory payouts.” it said.
The state also has “various processing restrictions, including printing and shipping,” the IRS added.
Curious how much you get? The Franchise Tax Board has a handy tool on its website with which you can determine the amount.
If you qualified for the first Golden State Stimulus payment and claimed credit from one or more dependents, you will typically receive $500. If you did not qualify for that stimulus payment and do not have credit from one or more dependents claimed, you will receive $600. If you did not qualify for that stimulus and claimed one or more dependents, you could receive $1,100. Finally, if you were eligible for the incentive and did not receive a credit for one or more dependents, you are not eligible for the second incentive payment.
The funds were drawn from federal recovery funds and California’s budget surplus. Newsom said about two-thirds of residents qualify for the $600 payments. Those with children get an additional $500.