GOLDEN STATE STIMULUS – How to Qualify and Claim More Payments in 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families were left with pains and challenges. As a result of this, the golden state stimulus program provides cash support to millions of low-income and middle-income people in California. It comes in two different forms, i.e., the golden state stimulus I and II, as it’s a one-time $600 or $1200 payment per tax return. You may claim this money if you receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) or a file with the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

The primary aim of the Golden State Stimulus includes;

  • To help low-income Californians
  • Provide support to Californians suffering from hardship posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the Qualifications of The Golden State Stimulus I Payments?

As of April 2021, many Californians received their first golden state stimulus payment. This was around $600 and $1200.

Basic qualifications for golden state stimulus I include;

  • Being a resident of California for at least half of 2020 and still a resident the day payment is made.
  • Being a CalEITC recipient or an ITIN filer who made $75,000 or less (total CA AGL).
  • Must have filed your 2020 taxes.
  • Can’t be guaranteed as a dependent by another taxpayer.

When payments were made, Golden State Stimulus I recipients were given $600 if they were either; a CalEITC recipient or an ITIN filer who’s made $75,000 or less in 2020 California adjusted gross income (AGI).

Golden state stimulus I recipients received $1200 if they were a CalEITC recipient and an ITIN filer who made $75,000 CA ACI or less in 2020 or recorded a joint return.

Basic Qualifications for the Golden State Stimulus II Payments

After payment of stimulus I, the state extended the program and began paying out extra stimulus payments in October, going on through mid-January. The value of these payments ranges from $500, $600, $1000, and $1,100.

Qualifications for the golden state stimulus II are as per the following;

  • You must file your 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021.
  • You’re required to have a California-adjusted gross income of $1 to $75,000 and wages of $0 to $75,000 in 2020
  • Just like the GSSI, you must have lived in California for at least half of 2020 and be a California resident the day payment will be made.
  • It can’t be guaranteed as a dependent by another taxpayer.

If you qualify and have an SSN, you’ll get;

  • $500 if you qualified for GSS I and claimed a credit bill for GSSI with no dependents.
  • $1,100 in the event that you did not qualify for GSSI and asserted at least one dependent.
  • $0 in the event that you qualified for GSSI and asserted on dependents.

 Also, if you qualify and have an ITIN, you’ll get

  • $1000 on the off chance you qualified for GSSI and claimed at least one dependent.
  • $0, on the off chance that you qualified for GSSI; however, you didn’t claim any dependents.





Golden State Stimulus

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