California Individual Middle Class Tax Refund

In June 2022, California lawmakers approved the Middle Class Tax Refund (MCTR) as a way to provide some relief to the rising cost of living.  You are eligible for this refund if you:

One-time payments are being issued via direct deposit from October 7th through November 14th for those who electronically filed and elected direct deposit on your 2020 tax return.  Taxpayers who either did not electronically file or did not select to have refunds directly deposited into their bank account, will receive their MCTR in the form of a debit card between October 25th and January 15th.

Payments will be between $400 and $1,050 depending on income limits (up to $500,000), filing status, and if you claimed dependents in 2020.  For more specific eligibility requirements and payment amounts, please visit

If you did not receive your refund or have additional questions, please call the FTB at 800-542-9332.


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