Californians to receive state stimulus checks starting TOMORROW

CALIFORNIANS are set to receive state stimulus checks starting from tomorrow.

Those who filed their taxes between March 2 and April 23 could see their cash drop within the next 24 hours.

The California Franchise Tax Board has said that recipients should allow up to two weeks after their tax return is processed to receive a direct deposit.

However, they will have to wait four to six weeks if they are receiving paper checks in the mail.

Those who filed taxes after April 23 should allow 45 days for direct debit, and 60 for paper checks.

"Typically, you'll receive this payment using the refund option you selected on your tax return. If you received an advanced refund through your tax service provider, or paid your tax preparation fees using your refund, you'll receive your payment by check in the mail," the board explained.

"Some payments may need extra time to process for accuracy and completeness."

In order to receive their funds, Californians must file their 2020 tax return by October 15.

"We've expedited the delivery of your payment so you can receive it as quickly as possible. Allow 45 days beyond mailing time frames to allow for processing. If it's been over 45 days, contact us," the board said.

"We schedule and issue stimulus payments twice a month after eligible 2020 tax returns are processed. Your stimulus payment will not be scheduled until your return is processed."

As much as $2.3billion of the money will go to those Californians who claim and receive the California earned income tax credit.

That translates to those residents whose taxable income is $30,000, and have earned $75,000 or less after deductions in 2020.

As part of the $470million being doled out the state is permitting residents to use an individual taxpayer identification number to file their income taxes, according to KCRA. 

Doing so grants access to the crucial cash to anyone qualified in the state who may lack a Social Security number and could be considered as an undocumented immigrant.

Many such immigrants were unable to collect any of last year's $1.9trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill, The Associated Press reported.

Some of them may end up getting $1,200, instead of $600, according to KCRA. 

The nation’s most populous state secured the emergency $7.6billion fiscal boost back in late February after the Democratic-controlled Legislature passed the Golden State Stimulus bill and Gov Gavin Newsom signed it into law.

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