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$700 Worth of Relief Checks in California Is On Its Way Next Month

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The Middle-Class Tax Refund payment transfers were indeed coming to an end in California. Which individuals will be paid in February?

During the period from January 30 to February 14, the Golden State intends to send out one last payment batch for the Middle-Class Tax Refund.

The state started sending payments in late October. As of now, 7.1 have been made via direct deposit and 9.4 million pre-paid debit cards have been mailed. More than 31 million Californians are believed to have benefited from the tax credit, which is estimated to have cost the state just over $9 billion, according to the California Franchise Tax Board.

According to an article published by AS on January 25, 2023, to prevent theft by scammers, the state advises those who receive a pre-paid card to cash it out as soon as possible. There are no specifics on how much fraudsters have been able to steal since October, but it is increasingly obvious that the threat of theft is real.

Speaking with several victims, ABC 7 found that many had their pre-paid cards’ entire balances—which for some had reached $700—wiped off within days of activation.

Those “whose address has changed since filing their 2020 tax return” will be the final group to receive their Middle-Class Tax Refund, which will be sent as debit cards to these new addresses. Since this is the tax authority’s final planned send, everyone who is qualified ought to have gotten their money by the end of February.

You have several ways to get in touch with the CFTB if you think you should have received a check but didn’t. In addition to English, support staff can also communicate in Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Vietnamese, Korean, and Punjabi.