February 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm #4115422
Wheres My Refund California – Share your experience with filing your California Tax Return and tax refund progress with others. If you have state information this is a great place to post. To check California Wheres My Refund? go to State Of California Franchise Tax Board
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February 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm #4187417
Just spoke to someone via the CA FTB website chat. They said electronic returns are taking 2 weeks to process (to be approved).
My return was received 2.23, so I should have an answer on or before 3/10.February 27, 2017 at 11:10 am #4187344
Still on “we received your refund and are processing…. could take two months.”
same status for me also :(February 27, 2017 at 8:46 am #4187297
Still on “we received your refund and are processing…. could take two months.”
Sighhhhh. Deep sigh.February 25, 2017 at 9:34 am #4186465
Received my DD this morning after being approved on Tue.February 24, 2017 at 3:53 pm #4186253
Hey Again, back for the 3rd year in a row.
Filed – 2/23
Accepted – 2/23
Getting 2-month message. Will update when the needle moves. Big refund this year >$3,500February 24, 2017 at 2:52 pm #4186217
@jr You were right. Yesterday my status changed from 3 months to 2 months. Now today it updated to authorized on Thursday February 23. So finally.February 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm #4186191
I had the 3 month processing time.
I called and the really nice woman gave me the option to fax the documents needed to verify or to wait for the letter. In less than an hour after faxing she called back telling me everything is now validated. I should get my return in 2-3 weeks.February 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm #4186133
@glenm1 mine did the same thing and 3 days later it changed to authorized.February 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm #4185863
My return was accepted on January 26 and my status said need extra time to process and to allow up to 3 months. Now today it updated to say, we are processing your return at this time and to allow up to 2 months. So why did it changed from 3 months to 2 months?February 22, 2017 at 4:21 pm #4184240
Update: I received my return this morning via direct deposit.
I filed on 2/8; called that number below on 2/9 or 2/10 and they reviewed and put it through. Message changed and my refund was authorized on 2/15 and I received it exactly a week later.
Hang in there guys, and if you were authorized before me I would call that special number below to check. They are very pleasant and extremely fast with processing or letting you know what’s going on.
Best of luck!February 22, 2017 at 11:39 am #4183792
@carrie101 thank you for the update. I checked this morning and my return message changed to:
We authorized your refund on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
10 business days to receive your refund by direct deposit, or
25 business days to receive your refund by check.
If we made any adjustments to your return, we will notify you by mail.
I filed on 2/9, started with the 3 month message, changed to the 2 month message on 2/19, and authorized on 2/21. I never called, but I imagine they are receiving tons of calls and are being told to give the 2 month delay info. I will keep you posted on if and when I receive my dd.February 22, 2017 at 11:21 am #4183751
@carrie101- Thank you for the update, not what I wanted to hear but I guess it is what it is. I will give them a call in a few days just to see what the next agent is saying ( for laughs and giggles) and will update you.February 22, 2017 at 3:46 am #4182936
@MONI & @JR, broke down and called again today (3rd time). Was told that the new processing time was due to identity theft & all that good stuff and to expect a 2 month wait for E-filed returns from now on and to be happy and excited for anything sooner (he literally said that).
He also said that I have 1 more dependent than normal (I have 4) and that might have required a manual review. He did say that they can’t let the feds have all the fun (my paraphrasing there) and they want people to know they are taking identity theft and other fraud seriously.
He said to expect the 2 month wait to be the new norm for CA and to call back on the 3/26 if I have not received my refund and only at that point can a rep manually process my refund. He also said my return was last handled on 2/12 and hinted at the fact that I may possibly expect something next week, but definitely not to count on it. Overall, he was a nice guy with a lot of helpful info, all things considered.February 21, 2017 at 11:35 am #4181526
I was authorized 2/11/17 still no deposit anyone else got authorized 2/11 and still no dd friday makes my 10th dayFebruary 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm #4179403
My 3 month message just changed to this. Anyone else have this?
We are processing your return at this time. Please allow the following timeframes for processing to be completed:
2 months from the date you e-filed your return.
4 months from the date you mailed your return.
If we make adjustments to your return, we will notify you by mail.February 19, 2017 at 8:33 am #4179165
Still on the 3 month message since 1/27. I’ve called twice and they say nothing’s wrong. They say it can take up to 2 months. I call bs. I’m getting really tired of waiting especially since I have had to wait forever for Federal as well because of the ACTC credit.February 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm #4178974
@Carrie101- I am in the same boat. I hope a call will NOT necessary :)February 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm #4178685
I’m still on the 3 months message. Finally got approved for fed today (PATH Act) and have a weird feeling I may get approved for CA refund on 2/21 — the first business day after my fed approval date. Hoping so, anyway.
I’ll give it till 2/22, to allow for some extra processing time. If I don’t see an update by then, I’ll be calling the FTB again on Wednesday morning. Will update then.February 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm #4174427
Update from my 2/14 message. I checked the website today and its states that my refund has been authorized on February 15 and I should receive it within 10 business days.
Whoever initially provided that phone number was a God send; thank you!!February 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm #4172072
@Dajanet the CA State Controller issues the checks, but FTB can tell you what day they released it. I called them this morning to find out about mine and the rep let me know mine had been released on 2/9 and should be here any day now.February 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm #4171913
@justine +19168457088February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm #4171907
So I called FTB in the lady informed me that they do not issue out the checks they only process them so do anybody know who issues out the checks for state refundFebruary 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm #4171820
CA refund authorized 2/13
Will updateFebruary 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm #4171549
@shellte Did you get the return direct deposited or by check in the mail?February 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm #4171486
@dajanet i just got mine …yipee…yours should be coming anytime….so just to post one last time i filed the 18th and got authorized the 8th of Feb and just got it today the 15 of FebFebruary 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm #4171417
I got a DDD of 2/8 but haven’t got my refund yet, what number can I call and actually talk to someone.?February 15, 2017 at 10:59 am #4171275
@dajabet ok so i am 3 days after you…i have a feeling authorizing and actually sending the check might be two different things…i will post when i get mineFebruary 15, 2017 at 10:52 am #4171256
@shellte she said they authorized it the 8thFebruary 15, 2017 at 10:45 am #4171233
@dajanet so crazy but when someone mails me something within california it takes at the max 2 days for me to recieve…When was yours authorized? Today it has been a month for me…February 15, 2017 at 9:42 am #4171132
@shellte yes she said 2-4 weeks there sight says 25 business days and as of now I have received nothing I’m hoping it’s there todayFebruary 15, 2017 at 2:46 am #4170781
@dajanet the mailed you a check on the 8th and they are saying 2 weeks for mail?? I am noticing that they are telling a whole lot of people the same thing….February 14, 2017 at 3:24 pm #4170189
I called the FTB number someone provided below and gave her my info. I explained that I submitted it via Credit Karma Tax initially but it was never updated. I explained that I filed through the CA FTB website last week and received that three month message so I was wondering if by refiling I messed something up.
She checked and put me on hold for 5 minutes and said that everything looks to be in order and she went ahead and processed my refund. She told me I should receive it within 2 weeks. No update on the site yet, but I hope to have some movement this week; yay!
Thanks, everyone!!February 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm #4169913
Well I finally gave in and I called FTB and I was informed that they had made an adjustment to my state refund so they mailed me out a check on February 8th so it should be here within 2 to 4 weeksFebruary 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm #4169894
Just spoke to someone at FTB and explained I had the 3 month notice since it was accepted January 13th. He checked my return and was able to complete the process should have my mailed check in 2 weeks yayFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:09 pm #4169461
@dajanet lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best…mine was authorized saturday so 1 day down 9 more business days to go…😉February 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm #4169227
@shellte good thing is I bank with netspend and they don’t hold direct deposit as soon as they come they post it to my account the bad thing is I think I’m going to have to wait the 10 daysFebruary 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm #4169077
Called the CA FTB again today. Spoke with a very friendly representative, Sean (#1039), and was told that there has been a lot of confusion about the wording on the message people are receiving on the website after they file. He said that those higher up in administration are looking into possibly changing this wording. Apparently they have been inundated with calls, more so than usual.
However, for now, the “3 month” message just means that if they happen to find something noteworthy in your return that requires extra processing time, then it could take up to the full 3 months to resolve it. He did say that receiving this message does not necessarily mean that they did find something wrong with your return. Apparently, this is where the confusion lies.
It is a generic message but most people do not have a reason for further review that would require the extra processing time. He did say that if all is well with the return, a refund is generally issued within “2 -3 weeks”. He also literally stated that they would rather issue the latest possible date to receive a refund, rather than issue an earlier date that might be delayed, only to cause further concern and confusion.
He also stated that if a person did have some issue that required further review of their return, they definitely would be receiving a letter in the mail. As for me, he stated that he did not see any notices being sent out and that all appeared to be fine with my situation. I am hoping to see my refund within the next week or so, or at least an estimated date. For what it’s worth, I filed and was accepted 1/26. I’ve been seeing the “3 month” message ever since.
One more issue I asked about was if it would have made any difference if I had filed on the CA FTB website versus using my tax prep service to send it along with me federal. He assured me that the info received would be the same either way, in the same time-frame. The only difference is that the CA FTB is free to file. It’s simply a matter of convenience of not having to enter the info twice.
I feel a lot better, even though this is the longest wait I have ever had for an E-filed CA state refund. I normally have my state refund light years before my federal.
Just wanted to share this information, for what it’s worth.February 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm #4168836
@dajanet I was told it gets sent to a bank then to your bank but your bank may hold for however long they hold direct deposits…but it seems like its taking people awhile to get their direct depositsFebruary 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm #4168631
My question is this does it really take 10 business days to see a deposit in CA my money was issued on feb8thFebruary 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm #4168640
Okay everyone here is my question does it really take 10 days to see the deposit in your account I filed my state return on feb2nd I was on the 3months messages for a couple days then I updated to approved refund issued on Feb8th but I don’t understand why the wait if they issued it out and I’m getting direct depositFebruary 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm #4168150
@christine i hace not called and mine still changed …if it has nit been however many days they tell you to wait abd you calk alot of them wont even help you ..in fact last when i called the lady *very rude) saud it had inly been so many days abd then she asked if i got a letter then asked me if the refund site asked me to call…February 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm #4168147
@daisysmom yes that is what mine did and the next day i got my authirization message so i bet you will alsoFebruary 12, 2017 at 11:29 am #4168090
call them i had the three month message but 30 minutes after i called it said accepted and the next morning it said authorized for the 10th please allow 10 days for direct depositFebruary 12, 2017 at 6:07 am #4168011
Mine was accepted 1/27 and I STILL have the 3 month message. Should I call them? I’m getting super annoyed.February 11, 2017 at 11:18 am #4167378
Filed 2/3 with EIC, accepted 2/7, DD received on 2/10. 😊February 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm #4166937
I filed on 1/23 I have had the 3 month message since today I called and the man asked me a few questions and then said he could process it now?
He said it could take two to four weeks but now my message online has changed so I hope I get something soon.February 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm #4166770
Well filed on 01/26. Remind authorized on 01/30. The standard message allow 10 days for direct deposit. Well i still haven’t received anything yet. Have any ideas?February 9, 2017 at 6:18 pm #4164877
If I get EIC for federal, shouldn’t I have gotten it for state as well? my refund was alil over $300 but my sisters was over $1500. Now I’m confusedFebruary 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm #4164873
Hey everyone just came back to give an update. I filled with turbotax 1/14 accepted 1/17. It was authorized on 1/19. I received a letter dated 1/24 saying I owed a college some money which I knew and received a check on 1/26 or 27th not sure with the remainder of my refund.February 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm #4164305
thank all you guys so so so much I just called on my break took 2 min to get threw she said turbo tax glitch something about leap year and they are mailing me a check out yea yea yea alow 2 weeks they cant dd they have to send check. thank you all for your help your awesome!