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California Middle Class Tax Refund: How to track your check if you haven’t received it yet

The last round of checks is approaching and there are ways to get in touch with the California Franchise Tax Board to ensure your money arrives.

FILE PHOTO: California Governor Gavin Newsom attends the opening of the country's first federal and state-operated community vaccination site during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 16, 2021.       REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

We’re coming to the end of the California Middle Class Tax Refund. So far more than $9 billion has been issued to more than 7 million people since the middle of 2022. Very few are left to receive it.

For anyone who has not yet received their payment, the final payment will be sent by 22 February 2023. By this point, all eligible residents should have had the support as this payment should only be sent to people who changed their banking information since their 2020 tax return.

There is not a way to track the refund.

If you have not yet received the check then it may need to be chased up. The majority of people received their checks last year so check the eligibility tool to see if you should have qualified. Don’t worry, you shouldn’t miss out.

What to do if you don’t receive a check by the end of February

If you believe you were eligible to receive a check and did not, you can contact the California Franchise Tax Board through various means. The organisation recommends doing so after 14 February.

Support staff are available to speak in several languages besides English, including Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Vietnamese, Korean, and Punjabi.


You can chat with a representative through their website on weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM PT.


If you would rather speak to someone directly, call 800-542-9332, where you can be attended Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 a.m. PT.

If you have questions about the debit cards, including issues with activation or the card being lost or stolen, call 800-240-0223 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. This is the same number used to activate the debit card, which can be done outside these business hours as well.