GOLDEN STATE STIMULUS CHECKS

Where is the second $600 Golden State stimulus check? How can I track its status?

Golden State stimulus checks worth $600 begin to hit bank accounts after being signed into law by Gov. Newsom on 13 July. Here is how to track the payment.

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Where is the second $600 Golden State stimulus check? How can I track its status?
PATRICK T. FALLON AFP

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On 13 July, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that will allow for the sending of the second round of direct payments. Those who received a check during the first round are not eligible for a second.

However, taxpayers in the care of children who meet the income requirements will receive an additional $500 payment.

The California Franchise Tax Board (CFTB), which is responsible for distributing the checks, has updated its website to provide support to those hoping to track their payment.

Tracking your payment

Most recipients will receive their check through direct deposit and can expect it between now and 15 October. The CFTB began depositing the checks on 1 September.

For those who submitted their taxes after 20 August 2021, an additional forty-five-day waiting period should be expected to allow for their tax return and check to be processed.

The mailing of physical checks will begin on 4 October and run through December of this year. When to expect a physical check depends on the last three digits of the recipient's zip code. The CFTB has stated that "If your tax return is processed after the date of your scheduled ZIP code payment, allow up to 60 days."

Contacting the California Franchise Tax Board

Providing immediate relief for families & small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.

🔹2/3 of Californians will get Golden State Stimulus checks
🔹More $ directly into the pockets of small biz owners, helping them re-hire workers displaced by the pandemic.
#CAcomeback

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) July 13, 2021

The CFTB can be contacted through three main methods for any taxes or Golden State stimulus checks.

Phone

Representatives can assist California residents from 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, Monday to Friday at 800-852-5711. For those residing outside of the US, 916-845-6500 can be used.

Chat

By signing into your MyFTB account, you can chat with representatives from the CFTB, weekdays between 8 AM to 5 PM.

Mail

Requests can also be handled through the mail. Those wishing to send questions, documents, or any other communications to the CFTB can address their correspondence to:

Franchise Tax Board

PO Box 942840

Sacramento CA 94240-0040