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California’s $2600 Stimulus Check 2024: Understanding Eligibility and Payment Details

California has been giving its citizens additional financial assistance throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Two waves of stimulus payments totaling $1,200 were given by the state to qualified low- and middle-income Californians in 2023. California plans to provide qualifying households with another round of stimulus cheques in the amount of $2,600 in 2024. These are the requirements for eligibility and the specifics of how the California stimulus check will be paid in 2024.

Who qualifies for the California stimulus check in 2024?

According to the California Franchise Tax Board, if you fulfill the following requirements, you will be eligible for the California stimulus check in 2024:

  • You filed your 2023 California tax return by October 15, 2024.
  • You were a California resident for more than half of the 2023 tax year.
  • Your California adjusted gross income (AGI) is $75,000 or less.
  • You possess a valid Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN).
  • You are not claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.

Additionally, you need to have received at least one of the prior California stimulus payments in 2023 in order to be eligible for the $2,600 payment in 2024. Depending on your income and filing status, you can still be eligible for a $1,200 payment in 2024 even if you haven’t received any payments previously.

How and when will you receive the California stimulus check in 2024?

There is nothing else you need to do to get the California stimulus payment in 2024 if you qualify for it. The information from your 2023 tax return will be used by the state to automatically issue the payment. After filing your return, you should expect to receive the money within 45 days, or by December 31, 2024, whichever comes first.

The payment option you select will determine how you get your state tax refund or pay your state taxes for the 2023 tax year. The stimulus payment will be transferred into your bank account if you chose direct deposit. You will get the stimulus payment through mail if you selected a paper check. You will receive the stimulus payment by mail if you did not make a payment or receive a refund.

Use the Where’s My Refund function on the California Franchise Tax Board website in 2024 to find out the status of your California stimulus check. To access the information, you’ll need to provide your mailing address, ZIP code, and Social Security number or ITIN.

Is the California stimulus check in 2024 taxable?

There is no state or federal taxation on the California stimulus cheque that will be given in 2024. It is not necessary for you to include it as income on your tax filings. For your own records, it’s wise to preserve a copy of the payment amount and date.

What if you have questions or issues with the California stimulus check in 2024?

If you have any queries or worries about the California stimulus check in 2024, you can reach the California Franchise Tax Board through email at or by phone at 800-852-5711. Further details are available on the board’s website’s California Stimulus Payment FAQ page.


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