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The California Franchise Tax Board announced more precise dates for another round of payments as millions of Californians are still waiting on their financial relief. 

Payments between $200 and $1.050 started to go out to Californians last month on Oct. 7 either through direct deposit and debit cards in the mail. Generally, direct deposit payments will be made to eligible taxpayers who e-filed their 2020 CA tax return and received their CA tax refund by direct deposit. MCTR debit card payments will be mailed to the remaining eligible taxpayers.

The first round of payments when out to Californians who received the Golden State Stimulus payments (either the first or second round) via direct deposit between Oct. 7 and Oct. 25. The remaining direct deposits will occur between October 28, 2022 and November 14, 2022.

Direct deposits typically occur within 3-5 business days from the issue date, but may vary by financial institution. The franchise tax board said it expect about 90% of direct deposits to be issued in October 2022.

Those who have changed their banking information since filing their 2020 tax return will receive a debit card. Debit cards for this group will be mailed between December 17, 2022 and January 14, 2023.

MCTR debit card payments for Californians who received GSS I and II are expected to be mailed between October 24, 2022 and December 10, 2022. The remaining debit cards will be mailed by January 14, 2023. 

Allow up to 2 weeks from the issue date to receive your debit card by mail.

​​Estimate your refund using the Franchise Tax Board website calculator.

Here is the updated timeline from the Franchise Tax Board Website: 

Direct deposit payments:


Payment issue date

GSS I or II direct deposit recipients

10/07/22 through 10/25/22

Non-GSS recipients who meet direct deposit requirements

10/28/22 through 11/14/2022

Debit card payments:


Debit card mailing timeframe

GSS I or II check recipients (last name beginning with A – E)

10/24/2022 through 11/05/2022

GSS I or II check recipients (last name beginning with F – M)

11/06/2022 through 11/19/2022

GSS I or II check recipients (last name beginning with N – V)

11/20/2022 through 12/03/2022

GSS I or II check recipients (last name beginning with W – Z)

12/04/2022 through 12/10/2022

Non-GSS recipients (last name beginning with A – L)

12/05/2022 through 12/17/2022


Non-GSS recipients (last name beginning with M – Z)

Dates to be announced

Direct deposit recipients who have changed banking information since filing their 2020 tax return

12/17/2022 through 01/14/2023


For more information, visit the state Franchise Tax Board website at


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