The mailing process for California’s inflation stimulus checks will be delayed until the end of February, the state’s Franchise Tax Board has announced.
Board spokeswoman Catalina Martinez explained that the process was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of January, but due to the review of individual cases, it has been delayed.
The next round of mailings is scheduled for February 14 and the checks are expected to arrive at their final destination two weeks after being mailed. However, some checks may remain unsent due to changes in taxpayers‘ personal information, so mailings may continue into late February and early March in some cases.
What to do if your stimulus check has passed?
The California Franchise Tax Board also reported that debit card mailings will occur on February 14, while direct deposits will end this January.
If your check mailing date has passed and you have not received it, you should report your case to the California Franchise Tax Board or Money Network.
If you were expecting to receive your stimulus in direct deposit, you should contact the Board at (800)-542-9332. On the other hand, if you expected to receive the relief on a debit card, you should call the Money Network at (800)-240-0223.
It is important to continue to monitor your email and stay tuned for updates and communications from the Board so that you do not miss any important information.
What are stimulus checks?
Stimulus checks are direct payments made through checks or direct deposits to individual taxpayers. The payment is made by the U.S. government to qualified individuals during times of economic distress to stimulate the economy.
The government makes these payments to improve consumer confidence and encourage spending. These checks are an important tool to help individuals weather the economic effects of a downturn, such as the current one, and to help stimulate the economy.
While not a long-term solution to solve economic problems, stimulus checks can help people stay afloat while more sustainable solutions are sought.