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Friday, July 1, 2022

Source: Franchise Tax Board

Middle Class Tax Refund

Overview

The Middle Class Tax Refund will provide qualified state personal income tax filers with a one-time payment in order to provide relief to Californians.

If you did not file your 2020 tax return by the dates listed below, you are not eligible for the payment.

Check if you qualify for a Middle Class Tax Refund

To qualify, you must:

  • Have filed your 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021
  • Meet the California adjusted gross income (CA AGI) amounts described in the What you may receive section
  • Have been a California resident for six months or more of the 2020 tax year
  • Have not been eligible to be claimed as a dependent in the 2020 tax year
  • Be a California resident on the date this payment is issued

To receive your payment, you must have filed a complete 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021. However, if you applied for an ITIN and had not received it by October 15, 2021, you must have filed your complete 2020 tax return by February 15, 2022.

When you'll receive your payment

Payments are expected to begin going out to individuals by the end of October 2022 and conclude by the middle of January 2023.

What you may receive

If you qualify, you will receive either a direct deposit payment or a payment by debit card. You will receive your payment by direct deposit if you filed your return electronically and indicated direct deposit on your tax return. Otherwise, you will receive your payment by debit card.

Use the tables below to determine your payment amount.

For your CA AGI, refer to:

  • Line 17 on your 2020 Form 540
  • Line 16 on your 2020 Form 540 2EZ
Joint returns
CA AGI reported on your 2020 tax returnPayment with dependentPayment without dependent
$150,000 or less$1050$700
$150,001 to $250,000$750$500
$250,001 to $500,000$600$400
Head of Household or surviving spouse
CA AGI reported on your 2020 tax returnPayment with dependentPayment without dependent
$150,000 or less$700$350
$150,001 to $250,000$500$250
$250,001 to $500,000$400$200
Other individuals
CA AGI reported on your 2020 tax returnPayment with dependentPayment without dependent
$75,000 or less$700$350
$75,001 to $125,000$500$250
$125,001 to $250,000$400$200
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