California Will Send More $600 Stimulus Checks Soon; Here’s Who Qualifies

By Sarah Le
Sarah Le
Sarah Le
reporter
Sarah Le is a reporter and editor for The Epoch Times in Southern California. She covers important general interest news events and topics in the state of California and the United States. She lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles.
August 24, 2021 Updated: August 24, 2021

California is preparing to send another round of $600 stimulus payments to qualified residents starting in September.

The funds will come out of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan in Senate Bill 129, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July.

To qualify for the Golden State Stimulus II payments, residents must file their 2020 taxes by Oct. 15, and their income must not exceed $75,000 for the 2020 tax year.

They must also have been a California resident for more than half of 2020, as well as on the date the payment is issued, and they can’t be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.

Two-thirds of Californians are expected to qualify for the $600 checks. Those who have children will also get another $500 check.

The payments will be made by either direct deposit or a check in the mail, depending on the refund option residents selected on their tax return.

“The Plan creates the biggest state tax rebate in American history, expanding direct payments to middle class families for a total of $12 billion in stimulus payments that will go directly to middle class Californians and families,” said the governor’s office in a July 12 statement.

Click here to calculate the estimated amount of your stimulus check.

Sarah Le
Sarah Le
reporter
Sarah Le is a reporter and editor for The Epoch Times in Southern California. She covers important general interest news events and topics in the state of California and the United States. She lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles.