Gov. Gavin Newsom in an announcement Thursday said Californians qualified for a Golden State Stimulus check can start receiving the payments as early as Friday, with the amount of up to $1, 100 from the state.
The date was ahead of the Sept. 1 schedule for most direct deposits, which was stated on the California Franchise Tax Board’s website.
According to the Franchise Tax Board, it expects that the majority of direct deposits will reach the recipients’ bank accounts from the start of September until Oct. 15.
Recipients who will be sent with the fund through direct deposit were the ones who specified to have the said option to get a refund on their tax return.
The tax board said that any qualified resident who filed a return after Aug. 20 will be given up to 45 days to get the payments, under the said payment method. Some, however, “may need extra time to process for accuracy and completeness.”
Those who have not registered for direct deposit, meanwhile, will be sent with mail beginning early October until throughout the year.
The Franchise Tax Board said the mailing schedule will be according to the recipient’s ZIP code’s last three digits.
Here are the schedule for mailing, as reported by KRON4:
001-065: Oct. 4 through Oct. 22
066-221: Oct. 18 through Nov. 5
222-302: Nov. 1 through Nov. 19
303-543: Nov. 15 through Dec. 3
544-709: Nov. 29 through Dec. 17
710-998: Dec. 13 through Dec. 31
But delays that can last up to two months can be anticipated by the taxpayers if their returns have not been handled before the payment date scheduled for their ZIP code.
The direct deposits and mailings form part of the state’s second wave of stimulus checks intended to aid residents impacted by the current health crisis.
Last month, the governor signed a $100-billion budget plan from the federal coronavirus recovery plan.
Officials said the about $12 billion in payments to be cashed out by California makes it the most huge tax rebate in the country’s history.