California has paid out nearly seven billion dollars in relief payments to taxpayers, but not everyone has gotten their money.
Fox 5 San Diego says Direct deposits and debit cards are still being issued, by the Franchise Tax Board, the state agency managing the Middle Class Tax Refund payments.
Payments between $200 and $1,050 are still going out in the order designated in payment schedule, which means there are still batches of debit cards that haven’t been put in the mail.
Additionally, the FTB is still tying up loose ends with direct deposits.
If you haven’t received your payment yet, the first thing you should do is confirm you qualify for the Middle Class Tax Refund.
Then, you should verify your spot on the schedule to help determine if your payment is late or still scheduled to come.
If you believe you should have received your payment already but haven’t, the FTB suggests contacting customer service at 1-800-542-9332.
To qualify for the new Middle Class Tax Rebate the state’s “inflation relief package” you must meet the following requirements:
- You need to be a state resident at the time the payments go out.
- You need to have been a resident of California for at least 6 months in the 2020 tax year
- You must have filed your 2020 taxes by October 15, 2021
- You cannot have been claimed as a dependent in the 2020 tax year
Your household income must meet the criteria below
- Making less than $75,000: $350 payment
- Making between $75,000 and $125,000: $250 payment
- Making between $125,001 and $250,000: $200 payment
- Those making more than $250,000 do not receive a payment.
- Making up to $150,000: $700 payment
- Making between $150,001 and $250,000: $500 payment
- Making between $250,001 and $500,000: $400 payment
- Those making more than $500,000 and filing taxes jointly do not receive a payment.
Single filers with dependents:
- Making less than $75,000: additional $350
- Making between $75,000 and $125,000: additional $250
- Making between $125,001 and $250,000: additional $200
Joint filers with dependents:
- Making up to $150,000: additional $350
- Making between $150,001 and $250,000: additional $250
- Making between $250,001 and $500,000: additional $200