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California inflation relief checks coming this week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION-TV)- UPDATE Oct. 3, 2022, at 12:21 p.m.-Millions of California taxpayers will be receiving a one-time Middle Class Tax Refund payment of between $200 and $1,050 in the coming days.

Starting Oct. 7, those eligible will begin to receive the inflation relief payments. Your income, residency, filing status, and household size will be determined by how much you receive.

It's all part of a $12 billion relief effort approved by state lawmakers, which "prioritizes getting dollars back into the pockets of millions of Californians who are grappling with global inflation and rising prices," Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a June statement.

California will begin sending inflation relief checks starting in October. The Middle-Class Tax Refund will send payments to over 20 million Californians.

The state will send out an estimated $9.5 billion in refunds. The checks function as tax refunds and come from the state's record-setting $97 billion budget surplus

Here's what you need to know about California's inflation relief checks and how to find out if you're eligible.

Around 23 million California residents are eligible for the one-time payment, which has been set up in three tiers based on the adjusted gross income on your 2020 California state tax return.

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People will receive between $200 to $1,050 based on factors such as their yearly income, dependants and marital status.

To see how much you will receive, click here.

Payments will be sent through direct deposit or a prepaid debit card.

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