He has It’s been two weeks since payments from California’s inflation relief checks began going out to residents. Governor Gavin Newsom is seeking to use some of the state’s budget surplus to support Californians and the fight against inflation, which the US government appears to be redressing.
Through the California Franchise Tax Board (CFTB), the state will issue the direct inflation relief payments from October through mid-January. The tax refund plan will provide up to $1,050 to millions of California families to fight inflation and high gas prices.
Residents who have filed a paper tax return for 2020 will receive a debit card. Golden Staters who electronically filed their 2020 tax return and got their tax refund via direct deposit will have the California inflation relief payment paid to their bank account, although there are cases where this will not be the case.
Debit cards will be issued to Californians based on the first letter of their last name, whether they received a GSS (Golden State Stimulus) I or II payment and those who changed their account information since filing their 2020 tax return. The tax office advises allowing up to 2 weeks from date of issue for the debit card to arrive in the mail.
|Recipients||Debit card send delay|
|Beneficiaries of GSS I or II checks (last name starting with A to E)||From 24/10/2022 to 05/11/2022|
|Beneficiaries of GSS I or II checks (surname beginning with F – M)||From 06/11/2022 to 19/11/2022|
|Beneficiaries of GSS I or II checks (surname beginning with N–V)||From 20/11/2022 to 03/12/2022|
|Recipients of GSS I or II checks (surname beginning with W – Z)||04/12/2022 to 10/12/2022|
|Non-ESG beneficiaries (last name starting with A – L)||Will be announced after 07/11/2022|
|Non-ESG beneficiaries (last name starting with M – Z)||Will be announced after 11/21/2022|
|Direct deposit recipients who have changed their banking information since filing their 2020 tax return||From 17/12/2022 to 14/01/2023|
About 95% of payments to the roughly 23 million eligible Californians are expected to be issued by the end of the year.
The CFTB says it plans to send 90% of direct deposit payments for the middle class tax refund in October 2022. Those who received the first or second GSS by direct deposit can expect to see the money in their account between October 7 and October 25. The remaining direct deposits will be issued between October 28 and November 14, 2022.