MILLIONS of Californians will be mailed state stimulus checks worth up to $1,100, but their zip code will determine when their payments are sent.
More than 7.3 million payments, valued at $5.1 billion, have already been sent under the Golden State Stimulus II program.
And, California Franchise Tax Board officials say they plan to issue about nine million checks in total.
Officials began issuing stimulus payments to residents with zip codes ending in 585-719 starting November 29, which will continue until December 17.
This means that Americans should receive their stimulus check no later than January 7.
More than 800,000 stimulus checks are expected to have been mailed out by December 17.
Californians with ZIP codes ending in the numbers between 720 and 927 will receive payments between December 13 and December 31. Stimulus checks are expected to arrive by January 21.
And for those in the 928 to 999 postcode range, payments will be made between December 27 and January 11. Americans should receive their check no later than February 1.
Direct deposits typically appear in bank accounts within a few business days, while paper checks can take up to three weeks to arrive.
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They must also have lived in the state for half of the 2020 tax year and be residents on the date the payment is issued.
It is not yet known whether payments will continue once the last batch of checks is mailed.
But, a tax ruling from the 1970s could see Americans receive a cash boost in 2022, according to the New York Times.
Voters in the state passed Proposition 13 in 1978, which limited property tax increases.
And political activist Paul Gann has proposed that if state spending approaches a certain level, officials would return the funds to taxpayers.
This proposition later became law and is commonly referred to as the “Gann limit”.
Californians could receive another stimulus payment next year as the state budget surplus is expected to be around $31 billion.
Governor Newsom has pledged to “significantly” increase one-time infrastructure investments.
He said: “How we framed this historic surplus last year, the same way we will frame our approach this year.
“I am very proud of last year’s historic tax refund, and I look forward to making the decision that I believe is in the best interest of 40 million Californians.”
California isn’t the only state to offer Americans a financial boost.
Governor Janet Mills revealed last month that more than 500,000 Maine residents will receive a $285 relief package.
Single taxpayers must earn less than $75,000 to qualify for the check. The threshold is below $150,000 for co-registrants.
Checks should be sent in batches and arrive no later than December 31, depending on AS.
Seattle residents had until Nov. 15 to apply for stimulus payments worth up to $3,000.
About $16 million will be used to help low-income residents who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Eligible recipients include those who were unable to access state unemployment, did not have health insurance and did not receive a federal stimulus check.
And millions of families will receive the final installment of advance child tax credits.
Parents with children under six will receive $300 per child, while the amount is $250 for dependents aged 6 to 17.
The first advance child tax credit was sent in July and the December payment will be the sixth cheque.
But, some families might be in line for more money if they sign up for advance payments at a later date.