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California Inflation Relief Check: when will I receive the payment & how to track?

Payments for Californians were sent out on October 7 but when will most residents receive their payments?

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The first payments for the Middle Class Tax Refund were sent out on October 7. People will of course be hoping to receive their money as soon as possible and fortunately the Californian Franchise Tax Board (CFTB) has published information for when people should receive their payment.

The CFTB says it expects to send 90 percent of the direct deposit payments for the Middle Class Tax Refund in October 2022. Those who received the first or second Golden State Stimulus (GSS I and II) via direct deposit can expect to see the money in their account between 7 October and 25 October. The remaining direct deposits will be issued between 28 October and 14 November 2022.

A number of people will receive a debit card with the money between October 25 and December 10, with the rest receiving the card by January 15, 2023. These are people who didn’t file an electric tax form with information to be found on the CFTB website.

95 percent are due to be sent by the end of the year.

Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agreed at the end of June to spend part of the state’s bumper budget surplus on the $17 million inflation relief package.

“California’s budget addresses the state’s most pressing needs, and prioritizes getting dollars back into the pockets of millions of Californians who are grappling with global inflation and rising prices of everything from gas to groceries,” Newsom, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a joint statement at the end of June.

How can I track the payment?

There is currently no way to track the payments. However, all information regarding who receives the payments and when they are expected is on CFTB website.

What is included in the payment?

Californians who filed a 2020 tax return by 15 October 2021 will start receiving direct payments 7 October. The tax rebate plan will provide up to $1,050 to millions of California families to help with inflation and high gas prices which are on the rise again.