California will provide the Golden State Stimulus II (GSS II) payment to families and individuals who qualify.

This payment is different than the Golden State Stimulus I (GSS I).

Check if you qualify for the Golden State Stimulus II

To qualify, you must have:

  • Filed your 2020 taxes by October 15, 2021
  • Had a California Adjusted Gross Income (CA AGI) of $1 to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year. For this information refer to:
    • Line 17 on Form 540
    • Line 16 on Form 540 2EZ
  • Had wages of $0 to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year
  • Been a California resident for more than half of the 2020 tax year
  • Been a California resident on the date payment is issued
  • Not been claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer
    • A dependent is a qualifying child or qualifying relative. Go to FTB Publication 1540 for more information about a qualifying child and qualifying relative

If you don’t qualify for GSS II, you may qualify for GSS I.

When you’ll receive your payment

The final date to qualify has already passed for filers other than those with pending ITINs. If you have already filed, you don’t have to do anything.

If you have not received a payment by now, you will most likely receive a paper check. In addition, if you did not receive a refund with your tax return or owed money at the time of filing, you will receive a paper check.

Payments will go out based on the last 3 digits of the ZIP code on your 2020 tax return. Some payments may need extra time to process for accuracy and completeness. If your tax return is processed during or after the date of your scheduled ZIP code payment, allow up to 60 days after your return has processed. Please allow up to three weeks to receive the paper checks once they are mailed out.

Last 3 digits of ZIP code Mailing timeframes 000-044 10/06/2021 through 10/27/2021 045-220 10/18/2021 through 11/05/2021 221-375 11/1/2021 through 11/19/2021 376-584 11/15/2021 through 12/03/2021 585-719 11/29/2021 through 12/17/2021 720-927 12/13/2021 through 12/31/2021 928-999 12/27/2021 through 1/11/2022

If you received a payment by mistake or something may be wrong, review Received an erroneous payment. Visit Stimulus payments for more information.

What you may receive

If you have an SSN

If you have an SSN and meet all the GSS II requirements, these are the amounts you may receive.

Your stimulus amount Scenario Stimulus amount Qualified for GSS I Claimed a credit for 1 or more dependents $500 Did not qualify for GSS I Did not claim a credit for 1 or more dependents $600 Did not qualify for GSS I Claimed a credit for 1 or more dependents $1,100 Qualified for GSS I Did not claim a credit for 1 or more dependents

You do not qualify for GSS II

If you have an ITIN

If you have an ITIN and meet all the GSS II requirements, these are the amounts you may receive.

Your stimulus amount Scenario Stimulus amount Qualified for GSS I Claimed a credit for 1 or more dependents) $1,000 Qualified for GSS I Did not claim a credit for 1 or more dependents

You do not qualify for GSS II

If you are married filing separately, visit Married filing separately for more details.

Stimulus payment deadline

To make sure you receive your payment, file a complete 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021.

Need some help?

Visit Help with Golden State Stimulus for more information. Topics include:

  • You believe you qualify but haven’t received a payment
  • How to return a payment you received in error
  • Stimulus payments
  • What to do if you moved
  • Pending ITIN