California is Sending Nearly 800,000 More Stimulus Checks

California has begun distributing checks of up to $1,100 as part of its Golden State Stimulus II program on Friday.

According to Los Angeles-based KTLA, in this round, California Franchise Tax Board said there are 784,030 payments totaling $555 million.

There will be a large majority of checks sent out in this batch by mail, with checks scheduled to be sent out beginning Monday.

New payments will be mailed to recipients whose ZIP codes include 376 to 584, as noted on the Tax Board’s website. Taxpayers with ZIP codes from 221 to 375 will still get the money too.

Starting Nov. 29, its website showed checks mailed out to the next set of ZIP codes.

Also, from Friday, 34,000 payments will be deposited directly into bank accounts.

The Tax Board advises people receiving payments in this round that the money may not appear in their bank account right away, and they may receive a check by mail up to three weeks after the payment is sent.

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The California Tax Board says since the GSS II checks began to be distributed in late August, it has disbursed in payments worth 6 million total dollars.

In addition to the $600 payment, qualifying taxpayers claiming at least one dependent could get an additional $500 payment.

California’s expanded stimulus program is estimated to benefit roughly 9 million people or approximately 25% of the state’s population.

The state expects to send stimulus funds throughout 2021 to those who believe they are eligible but haven’t yet received one. Mail-in payments will be issued for the remaining payments.

California residents who qualified for the program include those who

  • Have filed my 2020 state tax return
  • Reported incomes of $1 to $75,000 the previous year
  • Possess a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • Aren’t received by other taxpayers as a dependent.

By the way, the state tool helps anyone unsure about their eligibility to determine whether or not they qualify or the Tax Board’s website for more info.

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