What is the Golden State Stimulus?

California is supporting low-income residents with a one-time payment of $600 to taxpayers who qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) during the 2020 tax year. There is also a $600 payment available to taxpayers who file their taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and earned $75,000 or less in 2020.

To qualify for the Golden State Stimulus, you must:

— Earned less than $30,000 in 2020.

If you earned less than $30,000 in 2020, you may likely qualify for the Golden State Stimulus. Make sure to claim the CalEITC this tax season to be eligible to receive your GSS payment. Find if you qualify for the CalEITC here.

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— File taxes with an ITIN and you earned
$75,000 or less in 2020.

If you file your taxes using an ITIN and you earned $75,000 or less in 2020, you may be eligible to receive a $600 payment, even if you don’t qualify for the CalEITC. If you file your taxes using an ITIN and you qualify for the CalEITC in 2020, you may be eligible to receive a one-time payment of $1,200. Learn more about claiming the CalEITC as an ITIN holder.

 

— Have filed your taxes by October 15, 2021

If you earned income in 2020, and you qualify for the CalEITC, you must file your 2020 tax returns by October 15, 2021 to ensure you receive your GSS payment.

— Be a California resident

You must be a California resident on the date payment is issued.

— Be 18 years or older as of December 31st, 2020.

 

— Not be eligible to be claimed as a dependent on another tax return.

 

If you qualify for the CalEITC you likely qualify for the GSS.

Estimate your EITC credit here   

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This includes wages, salaries, tips, and other employee compensation if such amounts are subject to California withholding. It also includes money you earned from self-employment.
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FAQs

 

When will I receive my payment?

You will receive your payment 45-60 days after your state taxes are filed and processed. Payments are expected to begin in March 2021.

 

What if I still have questions about
the Golden State Stimulus?

Visit the Franchise Tax Board website
here to learn more.

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