April 29, 2021
Taxes are due soon, and IHSS providers may qualify for a $600 or $1200 tax credit through the Golden State Stimulus. The deadline is May 17th for providers who are eligible to file for this credit. Live-in providers whose wages are exempt from taxes may qualify by using their last paystub of the 2020 tax year which can be found on the Electronic Service portal.
Golden State Stimulus payments are being issued by the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). More information about the Golden State stimulus can be found here.
Additionally, all IHSS providers can e-file their California taxes directly to the FTB by using CalFile.
To qualify, an IHSS provider must:
For questions about the Golden State Stimulus or how to file your taxes, visit www.ftb.ca.gov or contact FTB directly at (800) 852-5711.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) will be implementing a change to the IHSS Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system beginning July 1, 2023.
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