In February 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that low-income Californians would receive a $600 'Golden State' Stimulus Check. The first round of Golden State Stimulus Checks have already gone out to California residents, and if you haven't received yours you are able to track it here! Another round of $600 Golden State Stimulus Checks has been approved by the California state legislature and are expected to be going out soon! To qualify for the first round of the Golden State Stimulus you had to earn LESS than $30,000 in the year of 2020, however this new round the requirements have changed. California residents who made $75,000 or less in 2020 will receive this second round of Golden State Stimulus Checks, to qualify for this check according to 'The National Interest':
The CFTB is basing eligibility for the checks on individuals’ 2019 and 2020 state income tax returns; to ensure that all eligible Californians can receive their payment, the agency has recommended that people file tax returns, even if they nominally owe no taxes. The federal income tax deadline for 2020 was in May 2021, but California has extended its deadline to October 15; any returns received by that date will qualify the filer for a stimulus payment if he or she meets the income limit.