CALIFORNIRS could receive another incentive check next year thanks to a tax ruling from the 1970s.
Millions of Americans have already payments between $ 600 and $ 1100 in his pocket as part of the Golden State Stimulus II program of Governor Gavin Newsom.
Checks will be sent to residents in December and next year, but it is currently unknown if there will be another round of payments.
But according to the New York Times, a tax ruling from the 1970s could lead to another round of stimulus checks from the state next year.
Voters in the state passed Proposition 13 in 1978, which limits the rise in property taxes.
And political activist Paul Gann suggested that as state spending approaches a certain level, officials should return money to taxpayers.
This proposal later became law and is commonly referred to as the “Gann Limit”.
Californians would receive another stimulus payment next year as the state budget surplus is expected to be around $31billion.
The Newsom government has pledged to “significantly” boost one-time investment in infrastructure.
He said: “How we framed that historic surplus last year, we will shape our approach this year as well.
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“I am very proud of last year’s historic tax relief and I look forward to making the decision that I believe is in the best interest of 40 million Californians.”
Officials are in the process of sending about 803,000 incentive checks to Californians.
The final batch includes 800,000 paper checks and 3,000 direct deposits.
Direct deposits typically appear in bank accounts within a few business days, while paper checks can take up to three weeks to arrive.
If these payments materialize, a total of 3.5 million GSS II checks and nearly 3.8 million GSS II deposits have been issued to date.
The payments of $7.3 million are valued at more than $5.1 billion.
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The California Franchise Tax Board expects to make about 9 million payments under the stimulus program, meaning 1.7 million remains to be paid out.
Paper checks are sent based on the last three digits of your zip code on your tax return.
Californians had to file their 2020 tax returns by October 15 to qualify for the check.
Recipients must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $1-$75,000 and must have lived in the state for more than half of the 2020 tax year.
They must also be a resident on the date of payment.
The incentive checks cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.
In the run up to Christmas, checks are sent to Americans in many cities and states.
Governor Janet Mills revealed last month that more than 500,000 Maine residents will receive benefits of $285.
Single taxpayers must earn less than $75,000 to qualify for the check. The threshold is less than $150,000 for joint applicants.
According to AS, the checks are expected to be shipped in batches and arrive by December 31.
Seattle residents had until Nov. 15 to request incentive payments worth up to $3,000.
About $16 million will be used to help low-income residents affected by the pandemic.
Eligible recipients include those who did not have access to state unemployment, did not have health insurance, and did not receive a federal stimulus check.
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