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What is it and how do you get it? Please read on.

WHAT is the Middle-Class Tax Refund?

  • The Middle-Class Tax Refund (MCTR) is a one-time payment to provide relief to Californians.
  • If you are eligible, you will automatically receive a payment.

WHO is eligible?

Go straight to the Franchise Tax Board website for more to see if you qualify.

HOW do eligible people get their money?

You can use either direct deposit or debit card. Check the details here.

WHEN do you receive the money?

If you are eligible, payments are expected to be issued between October 2022 and January 2023.

HOW MUCH will you receive?

There are a few variables that come into play, but you can get all of the answers here.

Visit the California Franchise Tax Board FTB website for all of the details.

Still need some help figuring out the Middle Class Tax Refund?

Customer support for how to receive payment is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Vietnamese, Korean, and Punjabi. Other languages may be supported by request.


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