A Second Golden State Stimulus is on it's way!
$$$ GOLDEN STATE STIMULUS $$$
California provides the Golden State Stimulus to families and individuals who qualify. This is a stimulus payment for certain people that file their 2020 tax returns. The Golden State Stimulus aims to:
Support low and middle income Californians
Help those facing a hardship due to COVID-19
For most Californians who qualify, you do not need to do anything to receive the stimulus payment other than file your 2020 tax return.
There are two different stimulus payments. You may qualify for one or both of them. Visit the boxes below for more information regarding Golden State Stimulus I and II.
Golden State Stimulus II Estimator
California will provide the Golden State Stimulus II (GSS II) payment to families and individuals who qualify. You can estimate your GSS II payment amount with our GSS II estimator.
Need Tax Assistance?
How will I receive my stimlus?
If you qualify, or think you may qualify, for the Golden State stimulus payment you need to file your 2020 tax return. If you qualify for CalEITC, make sure you claim it on your return.
Use the table below to help guide you.
How to collect your stimulus payment:
You MUST file your 2020 taxes to determine eligibility. Learn how and where to file free here.
The Golden State Stimulus payment will come as a separate payment – separate from any state income tax refund and any CalEITC credit the taxpayer receives. Payments will be issued twice monthly after eligible 2020 tax returns are processed. For taxpayers who have chosen direct deposit, it may take up to 45 days to receive a GSS payment from the time any tax refund or CalEITC credit is received. Paper checks may take up to 60 days.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT?
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