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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – California will issue another round of Golden State Stimulus checks, giving up to $ 1,100 to millions of eligible residents.
The stimulus payments – called the Golden State Stimulus II – were approved under a $ 100 billion budget plan signed earlier this week by Governor Gavin Newsom, which aims to spur California economic recovery after a year of pandemic-related shutdowns.
Under the plan, eligible persons will receive $ 600, while those with relatives will receive an additional $ 500. And people who qualified for the first Golden State Stimulus payment earlier this year and claimed relatives will receive a second payment of either $ 500 or $ 1,000, according to California Franchise Tax Board.
Between the two stimulus checks, California will send out about $ 12 billion in direct payments to residents of the country’s most populous state, making it the largest state tax rebate ever in the United States, according to the governor’s office. It is estimated that two out of three Californians will benefit from it.
Because the payment is based on the 2020 tax return, people who have not yet filed one must do so by October 15 this year to receive a check, state officials say.
When do the checks disappear?
The payments are expected to be paid out in September, provided that your tax return for last year has already been processed, the franchise tax board informs.
The state has one Waiting time dashboard with information on tax return and reimbursement processing times.
Who is eligible?
To qualify for the payment, you must have resided in California for more than half of last year, still live in the state, have an adjusted gross income between $ 1 and $ 75,000, have a salary of $ 75,000 or less, and you may not be required to of another as addicted. You must also have either a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
Some of the nearly 6 million people who qualified for the first check issued by the state – Golden State Stimulus I – may also receive the second payment. Those with an SSN who have demanded a credit for at least one addict are eligible for an additional $ 500 payment, while anyone with an ITIN who demanded a credit for a addict can get an additional $ 1,000, state tax officials say.
Unlike the federal stimulus controls, there is no higher income threshold for different taxpayer registration statuses. This means that even married couples applying jointly and those applying as heads of households are also limited to the $ 75,000 limit. (Married couples applying separately, however, have an income level of $ 37,500 per person and can get $ 300 and $ 550 if they have at least one breadwinner, according to the state’s online tool for verifying eligibility. More on that below.)
Another important difference between the federal and state stimulus checks is the tax return requirement, which will exclude those who do not normally file income tax. The IRS launched a non-filing tool specifically for those who qualified for financial impact payments and the advanced child tax deductions so they would not miss anything.
How to check the amount?
California has one online tool which allows residents to see if they are eligible for Golden State Stimulus II and check the estimated payment amount.
The tool asks a number of questions, including a person’s tax application status, adjusted gross income reported on their 2020 returns, and whether they have any relatives. It then gives an estimated money figure.
Those eligible for a stimulus check may receive the funds in more than one payment, the estimate notes.
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