MCTR payment.com Activate Card : California Middle Class Tax Refund 2022 Eligibility

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MCTR payment.com Activate Card : California Middle Class Tax Refund 2022 Eligibility

The California Middle Class Tax Refund Card (“MCTR Card”) is a prepaid debit card distributed to qualified recipients that contains the Middle Class Tax Refund (“MCTR”) payment, a one-time payment to provide relief to qualified Californian personal income tax filers.

You are eligible if you:

  • Filed your 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021;
  • Meet the California adjusted gross income (CA AGI) limits;
  • Were a California resident for six months or more in the 2020 tax year;
  • Were not eligible to be claimed as a dependent in the 2020 tax year; and
  • Are a California resident on the date this payment is issued.

To learn more about the Middle Class Tax Refund payment amounts and to estimate your payment, visit ftb.ca.gov/MyEstimate.

 How will I receive my payment?

If you qualify, you will receive either a direct deposit payment to your bank account or a payment by the MCTR prepaid debit card. You will receive your payment by direct deposit if you filed your 2020 return electronically and indicated direct deposit for your tax refund. Otherwise, you will receive your payment by MCTR prepaid debit card. Taxpayers receiving payment by the MCTR prepaid debit card include:

  • Taxpayers who filed a paper return.
  • Taxpayers who received their tax refund by check regardless of filing method.
  • Taxpayers who had a balance due for their 2020 tax return.
  • Taxpayers who received their Golden State Stimulus I and/or II payment(s) by check.
  • Taxpayers who received an advanced refund from their tax service provider, or paid their tax preparer fees using their tax refund.

When will I receive my MCTR Card?

MCTR debit cards will begin going out to qualified recipients by the end of October 2022 and conclude by the end of January 2023. For more information, visit ftb.ca.gov/mctr2022.

How do I activate my Card?

If you have received a MCTR Card and want to activate it, call 1-800-240-0223. For cards that have two names embossed, the cardholder shown first must call to activate the card.

Your MCTR Card will arrive in a white envelope that prominently displays the California state seal and includes “California Middle Class Tax Refund” in the return address. The envelope also states that it is “Not a bill or advertisement.

Important information about your Middle Class Tax Refund.” The Visa® name will appear on the front of the Card; the back of the Card has the name of the issuing bank, My Banking Direct, a service of New York Community Bank. Information included with the Card will explain that the Card is your Middle Class Tax Refund Debit Card.

MCTR mailer envelope, debit card, and Money Network logo.

How can I get cash using my MCTR Card?

There are multiple ways you can access cash using your Card (please note that limits may apply to the amount of cash you are able to withdraw at merchants and ATMs):
  • Cash from an ATM:
        • There’s no fee to withdraw cash at in-network ATMs that carry the Allpoint or MoneyPass® brands, but fees may apply if you use an out-of-network ATM. To find surcharge-free in-network ATMs, use our ATM Locator found at mctrpayment.com or in the Money Network® Mobile App.³
            To get cash at an ATM:

            • Enter your 4-digit PIN
            • Select “Withdrawal” from “Checking”

      ATM Withdrawal Limits Apply: $600 per transaction (ATM operator limits may be lower). Please see your Cardholder Agreement and Fee Schedule online at

    mctrpayment.com

       for more information.
  • Cash-back from participating merchants:
    A convenient way to get cash back with your Card is at the places you already shop, like grocery and convenience stores.

    • To request cash-back from a merchant:
      • Select “Debit” on the keypad
      • Enter your 4-digit PIN
      • Select “Yes” for cash-back
      • Enter the amount and hit “OK”

      Availability, limits, and fees² may vary based on merchant practice. Please see your Cardholder Agreement and Fee Schedule online at mctrpayment.com for more information.

  • Cash from a bank or credit union teller:
    You can visit any bank or credit union branch that features a Visa logo to withdraw cash for a fee².

    • To withdraw cash at a bank:
      • Know your balance beforehand – the teller cannot tell how much money you have on your Card
      • Ask the teller for the amount you would like to withdraw
      • You will need your 4-digit PIN and may be asked for an additional form of ID

      Bank/Teller Over-the-Counter Withdrawal Limits Apply: $600 per transaction (bank limit may be lower). Please see your Cardholder Agreement and Fee Schedule online at mctrpayment.com for more information.

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