Check you bank account: Millions more inflation relief payments being sent by direct deposit

A third round of California’s Middle Class Tax Refund – commonly called inflation relief payments – is going out to eligible recipients starting Friday.

People who received an inflation relief check are those who also received Golden State Stimulus payments back in 2021. The state has issued one round of direct deposits and one round of debit cards.

Rest of the direct deposits will be issued from Friday, Oct. 28, to Monday, Nov. 14, according to Franchise Tax Board. The remaining debit cards are being issued in batches in order of the last name.

Look back on the 2020 tax filing. If you filed online then you can expect to receive this 1 time tax refund by direct deposit

How do you know if you’ll be getting paid by direct deposit or debit card?

Most everyone else will receive a debit card, the Franchise Tax Board says.

The payments range in size from $200 to $1,050 depending on your income, filing status and number of dependents. Of course, you’ll have to make sure you qualify first.

The Franchise Tax Board expects to have issued about 8 million direct deposit payments by mid-November and to have mailed 10 million debit cards by early next year.