Golden State Stimulus II

Estimate your stimulus amount

The Golden State Stimulus has been expanded so more Californians are eligible. Now people may qualify for the new Golden State Stimulus II. Use this tool to find out what you may receive.

Estimate my GSS II

California will provide the Golden State Stimulus II (GSS II) payment to families and individuals who qualify.

This payment is different than the Golden State Stimulus I (GSS I).

If you qualify, you only need to file a complete 2020 tax return to receive the Golden State Stimulus II payment.

Check if you qualify for the Golden State Stimulus II

To qualify, you must:

  • File your 2020 taxes by October 15, 2021
  • Have a California Adjusted Gross Income (CA AGI) of $1 to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year. For this information refer to:
    • Line 17 on Form 540
    • Line 16 on Form 540 2EZ
  • Have wages of $0 to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year
  • Be a California resident for more than half of the 2020 tax year
  • Be a California resident on the date payment is issued
  • Cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer
    • A dependent is a qualifying child or qualifying relative. Go to FTB Publication 1540 for more information about a qualifying child and qualifying relative

To receive your payment, file a complete 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021.

If you don’t qualify for GSS II, you may qualify for GSS I.

When you'll receive your payment

We anticipate that payments will begin in September 2021. If you received a payment by mistake or something may be wrong, review Received an erroneous payment. Visit Stimulus payments for more information.

Your stimulus payment will not be scheduled until your return is processed. Review our Wait Times dashboard for tax return and refund processing timeframes.

Find out how you’ll receive your payment

If you qualify, you will receive your payment by either direct deposit or check in the mail. Typically, you’ll receive this payment using the refund option you selected on your tax return.

  • Direct deposit: If you selected direct deposit as your refund option on your tax return
  • Paper check in the mail:
    • If you selected paper check as your refund option on your tax return
    • If you received an advanced refund through your tax service provider, or paid your tax preparation fees using your refund

File a complete 2020 tax return to get your stimulus payment. If you've already filed, you don't have to do anything.

What you may receive

If you have an SSN

If you have an SSN and meet all the GSS II requirements, these are the amounts you may receive. 

Your stimulus amount
Scenario Stimulus amount
Qualified for GSS I
Claimed a credit for 1 or more dependents
$500
Did not qualify for GSS I
Did not claim a credit for 1 or more  dependents
$600
Did not qualify for GSS I
Claimed a credit for 1 or more  dependents
$1,100
Qualified for GSS I
Did not claim a credit for 1 or more dependents

You do not qualify for GSS II

If you have an ITIN

If you have an ITIN and meet all the GSS II requirements, these are the amounts you may receive. 

Your stimulus amount
Scenario Stimulus amount
Qualified for GSS I
Claimed a credit for 1 or more dependents)
$1,000
Qualified for GSS I
Did not claim a credit for 1 or more dependents

You do not qualify for GSS II

If you are married filing separately, visit Married filing separately for more details.

Stimulus payment deadline

To make sure you receive your payment, file a complete 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021.

Need some help?

Visit Help with Golden State Stimulus for more information. Topics include:

  • You believe you qualify but haven't received a payment
  • How to return a payment you received in error
  • Stimulus payments
  • What to do if you moved