New round of relief checks from $200 to $1,050 going to millions of Americans this week – how to track your payment

Another batch of relief checks is on its way to millions of California residents this week.

The Middle-Class Tax Refund (MCTR) is a one-time payment designed to provide relief to nearly 23 million Californians.

Batches are sent to non-GSS recipients whose last names begin with A through K


Batches are sent to non-GSS recipients whose last names begin with A through K

The state expected about 90 percent of direct deposits to be spent in October 2022, which has so far benefited a total of 22,820,232 taxpayers and their dependents.

While there’s no way to track your payment, the Franchise Tax Board has released detailed timelines of when the batches will be distributed.

Multiple batches will be issued between October 2022 and January 2023 and are dependent on previous stimulus payments.

MCTR debit card payments for Californians who received Golden State Stimulus (GSS) I and II were sent from late October through December 10, 2022.

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While the GSS I or II check recipients whose last name starts with W through Z should have received their debit cards between December 4th and 10th.

Now, non-GSS recipients with last names starting with A through K will start receiving their payments on December 5th and December 17th.

Residents receive payments via direct deposit or debit cards are mailed.

Applications were not required as eligible taxpayers receive the payment automatically.

Are you eligible?

Payments range from $200 to $1,050 depending on California adjusted gross income.

According to that MCTR websiteEligible taxpayers are those who:

  • Submission of the 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021
  • Meet California Adjusted Gross Income (CA AGI) limits.
  • Were not eligible to be claimed as a dependent in the 2020 tax year
  • were a California resident for at least six months of the 2020 tax year
  • are California residents on the date of payment

Please note that direct deposits are usually processed within three to five business days from the date of issue, but may vary depending on the financial institution.

Recipients should allow up to two weeks from the date of issue to receive their debit card in the mail.

How to get your payment

Californians receive their payment via direct debit or debit card.

Those who filed their 2020 tax return electronically and received their refund via direct deposit will receive their payment the same way.

According to the California Franchise Tax Board, others receive payments in the mail in the form of a debit card if they:

  • Submitted a paper return
  • Had a balance due
  • You have received your Golden State Stimulus (GSS) payment by check
  • Receive your tax refund by check, regardless of the filing method
  • You received your 2020 tax refund via direct deposit, but have since changed your bank or bank account number
  • You received an upfront payment from your tax service provider or paid your tax refund fees with your tax refund

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