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It's Your Money.

Claim It.

California Cares

Claim Your Golden State Stimulus

The COVID-19 pandemic created tough financial challenges for working families all across California.

The Golden State Stimulus programs provides rapid cash support to millions low and middle income Californians. 

There are two different Golden State Stimulus. You may qualify for one or both. Visit the page below for more on Golden State Stimulus I & II.

Do I Qualify for the Golden State Stimulus I?


You may qualify for the Golden State Stimulus I if you are a California resident, not claimed as a dependent, and either of the following apply:

  • Claim the CalEITC on your 2020 California tax return be October 15, 2021 to receive $600; or

  • File your 2020 tax return with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and up to $75,000 to receive $1,200.

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Do I Qualify for the Golden State Stimulus II?


You may qualify for the Golden State Stimulus II if you are a California resident, not claimed as a dependent, and all of the following apply: 

  • File your 2020 California tax return by October 15, 2021; and

  • Have a California Adjusted Gross Income (CA AGI) of $1 to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year

The Golden State Stimulus II provides $600 to taxpayers that did not qualify for GSS I and an

additional $500 - $1,000 if there is a child dependent; and reported up to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year. 

 
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How Do I Get My Stimulus?

 

Eligibility is based on your 2020 tax return. You simply need to file your taxes to receive the stimulus payment.

 
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When Will I Get My Check?

 

The California Franchise Tax Board will issue payments on a monthly basis once your return is processed. Payments will be issued separately from your individual state tax refund via direct deposit or check.

For more information visit the State of California Franchise Tax Board.

Allow 45 days beyond mailing timeframes to allow for processing. Click
payment status. 

If it’s been over 45 days, contact the State of California Franchise Tax Board.

 

You already filed your 2020 taxes and claimed the CalEITC on your State of California tax return.

You don't need to do anything. You will receive your payment by direct deposit or paper check.

You filed your 2020 taxes and made $75,000 or less (total CA Annual Gross Income).

You don't need to do anything. You will receive your payment by direct deposit or paper check.

You filed your 2020 taxes but did not claim CalEITC and you're eligible for CalEITC.

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