California’s Middle-Class Tax Refund has helped nearly 30 million residents by giving one-time payments between $200 and $1,050.
The last round of the relief program will be completed in just eleven days. The program aims to help Californians deal with surging costs. They began giving relief payments in October. Eligible recipients have already received their payments while others may still be waiting.
Who is still waiting for their payment?
Payments were received in mid-November 2022 for all recipients who were in line for direct deposit payments.
The groups who did not sign up for a direct deposit received through the mail prepaid debit card by December.
The last group received a prepaid debit card on December 17 due to not signing up for a direct deposit and changing their banking information since they filed their 2020 tax returns.
How it works
Payments are determined based on income and the filing status of the filer. For instance, the maximum payment of $1,050 is in line for a jointly filing couple with an income of $150,000 or less in the year 2020 and has at least one dependent.
On the other end, a $200 minimum payment is in line for a single filer with an income of $125,001 and $250,000 and has no dependents.
The following does not qualify for the payment:
- Solo filers with an income of $250,001 or more
- Joint filers and heads of households with an income of $500,001 or more.
The extensive breakdown of payment brackets has been set by the California Franchise Tax Board. Recipients who have filed their 2020 tax return do not need to take any action.