February 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm #4115422
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.
February 9, 2017 at 1:37 pm #4164249
I filed on 1/23 accepted same day. Received federal DD on 2/1 I have had the 3 month processing message from Cali ever since. I called for the third time today and I got an answer today!
Called FTB and I was given a special number 916-845-7088 if you call this just hit selection 1 then select 0.
I spoke to a very nice lady that said the return was transmitted with incorrect withholding and that by calling today she was able to finish it and my refund will be issued in 2 weeks.
So, apparently my California state return was incorrectly efiled by TurboTax and if I paid a processing fee for that I’d be irate right now.
My only advice to anyone else is to always be your own advocate. Double check the double checkers. Good luck peeps!February 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm #4163901
@pink did you have to call to get them to relook at your case they sent me check $71 I was to get $1800 they took child credit away saying my son didn’t live with me whole year etc he lived with me his whole life. so im at work but cant call them all day. is there a number I can call and get right threw?February 9, 2017 at 12:09 pm #4163899
does anyone have a number I can call and get right threw? I got a check mailed and they gave me a different amount they said the child tax credit taken because my son didn’t live with me long enough lol he has lived with me his whole life lol so im not understanding it. I was to get $1800 I only got $71February 9, 2017 at 11:46 am #4163836
STATE APPROVED 2/3 GOT IT 1AM BANK OF AMERICA…February 9, 2017 at 10:10 am #4163552
Aw man thank you for letting me no same day authorized 2/3 and nothing on my Netspend card yet I’ll check throughout the dayFebruary 9, 2017 at 2:11 am #4162779
CA refund authorized 2/3
Deposit just now. 2/8 11:15pm Chase bankFebruary 9, 2017 at 1:54 am #4162771
@Just LOL, I’m actually kind of happy to have my theory blown. My rear end will be slightly less sore since I can stop kicking myself now. ;)
I may call those, um, people…yeah, people at the CA FTB again tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted.February 9, 2017 at 12:10 am #4162724
They might be going back in to double check people’s mine was authorized 1/24 I requested direct deposit but had a paper check issued 2/1 I got it 2/4 but it wasn’t the correct amount. I called them and spoke to a few different people they let me know there was a glitch in the system this year. They made it easy to fix and issued the correct refund.February 8, 2017 at 11:21 pm #4162711
I also had my CA state refund authorized on 01/25/2017 and I still haven’t seen it hit my bank account and I had direct deposit. Nothing in the mail from either state or federal. Today was the 10th business day. Curious….February 8, 2017 at 11:13 pm #4162700
I’m using Netspend for my deposit I was hoping to get it a little sooner I’m just hoping I get it by Friday if you have 2/3 as well post when your deposit hits please? Maybe we can hope to get it by FridayFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:49 pm #4162689
My refund was authorized 2/3 and as of today I haven’t received.February 8, 2017 at 10:03 pm #4162666
I did direct deposit. I have no offsets. So tomorrow would be 10days that ca said to allow to get deposited.February 8, 2017 at 9:06 pm #4162606
@BigdDdy did you get direct deposit or paper check is their a chance your refund was offsetFebruary 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm #4162581
I filed my return through my tax guy. My refund was authorized on 01/30 and as of today haven’t received anything yet.February 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm #4162526
Anyone refund authorized 2/3 receive their direct deposit yet???February 8, 2017 at 12:12 am #4161705
I filed with TurboTaxFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:08 am #4161703
The 3 month message is just a generic message that everyone gets….I filed on 1/28 and exactly 7 days later I received my state refund…I also had the 3 month messageFebruary 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm #4161686
@carrie101- well, this is funny: I usually always file my state through turbotax but it kept bouncing my state return back saying I needed to wait until 2/10 for a form to become available so I went to CA FTB and filed for the first time this year, it was quick and easy and I figured I’d get it sooner. Fat chance!
I’m stuck with 3 month processing error- I was thinking how I’d never file through CA FTB again, but looks like we’re all stuck with 3 month. Has anyone called?February 7, 2017 at 11:36 pm #4161679
I had the 2 month message on 2/6February 7, 2017 at 11:32 pm #4161674
CA received 2/6
Refund authorized 2/7February 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm #4161256
I’m dealing with the 3 month thing as well and I’m so mad at myself. The past couple of years, I used the CA FTB website to file for free. Both years, I got my CA state refund back pretty darn fast.
This year, I was lazy and paid to file my state through the tax service where I did my Fed. Bad idea. I paid extra to wait…and wait…and wait. Never again! From now on, I will be a faithful user of the CA FTB free website to enter my state return.
:;;grumbles incoherently to self:::February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm #4161184
OK. I filed my state return for the first time ever. But I have the 3 month message, so I am thinking that it’s because it’s my first time filing for a state return. Anyway, I want to create an account but I need to have a pin mailed to me. But it says that my information doesn’t match their records. And I know that it’s right. So what the heck am I doing wrong?February 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm #4160144
Whatever you do don’t file your state tax return with Credit Karma. I filed on January 25 and NOTHING. Called CA FTB and they have not received anything yet. So I had to resubmit. No updates or anything. My federal was fine but state is non-existantFebruary 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm #4160019
@420 i am seeing that message also i filed on 18th and just got my DDD sat for my federal for 2/8/17 but my state is just stuck hahaFebruary 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm #4160009
Officially it’s been 2 weeks since I e-filed. I filed both Fed and Cali on 1/23 both accepted same day. Fed was deposited on 2/1. Cali STILL says needs more processing time allow 3 months called and chatted with FTB they don’t know anything. No kids or credits. Small $244 refund. Just lost in the system….February 6, 2017 at 4:27 pm #4159996
I submitted my return through cal file on January 30th immediately got the 3 month message then Friday 2/3 I got authorized for my refund now I’m just waiting for it to hit my account I’m hoping for it by Wednesday finger crossed it says it can take 10 days but it looks like most people are getting it in 3-4 days IM HOPING!! since my federal will be delayed till after the 15thFebruary 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm #4159779
Anyone with a authorization day of 2/1 receive their money? I have kids so federal is delayed… hoping to see money soon from at least state. It’s been 6 days but only 3 business days.
I noticed it taking about 3-4 business days for everyone with dates before 2/1.
I bank with B of A.
Thanks in advance !February 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm #4159415
@just i filed both on the 18th and bith were accepted on the 19th the state i got the 3 month thing right away.the federal i got one bar till yesterday then i got two bars saying deposit on 2/8….i have nit calked either only cuz you are supposed to wait i think 21 daysFebruary 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm #4159408
Yeah, my federal I submitted on 1/17 and they were accepted 1/18. They were showing one bar up until Friday and then yesterday (2/4) the bars completely disappeared. There isn’t any bar on the page- however, there is the amount and this message: “we are processing your return. Please keep checking back for your refund deposit date or download the app”
I filed state CA on 1/29 and they accepted 1/29, right away gave me 3 month notice.
Should I call federal? When did you file? Have you called CA FTB?February 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm #4159364
@just so you had two bars and they disappeared? Last year i had the identity thing with state and i faxed in the info they wanted it was shortly after that wè got the state refund.This year it has said this 3 month thing ftom the start…but i have not gotten a letter from them so i am trying to be patient ..February 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm #4159279
@shellte- no my bars disappeared yesterday morning and it says “we are processing your return please continue to check back for a refund date.”
I was accepted on 1/18 (federal) and looked at previous years, it always takes me 19 days to go from accepted to approved and I always get the deposit in my account the day it changes- I don’t usually get a DDD in advance. Thinking Sunday is a large update for IRS so maybe tonight it will go to approved?February 5, 2017 at 11:55 am #4159226
Mine was 1500 and i have the same message as you i did get my DDD fir federal return yesterday..have u gotten your federal return yet?February 5, 2017 at 11:41 am #4159215
@kandi – do you mind if I ask roughly how much your CA refund was?
I started my own business so I’m due to get $2,000+ Back in my CA return. It was received on January 29 2017 but when I check status it says,
“We received your return on January 29 2017.
Your return requires additional processing. Please allow 3 months from when you e-filed.”
But I vaguely remember getting this message last year too which went away within 2 weeks of submitting.
Ballpark, how much was your refund? Under $1000? Wondering if it has something to do with amount of refund and when it’s approved?
Thank you!February 5, 2017 at 2:03 am #4159106
I e-filed with Turbo Tax on 1-25
I was “accepted” on 1-25
They “received” my return on 1-27
“Authorized” refund on 1-31
Got my DD on Friday 2-3 at 10:45pmFebruary 4, 2017 at 8:32 pm #4158993
@kandi also when I did get that call back they kept me on hold an additional four hours then just hung up 🙄February 4, 2017 at 8:31 pm #4158991
Update! So I was authorized on 1/26 and today 2/4 I received a check in the mail. I requested direct deposit but my banking information changed this year and since they’re trying to combat fraud they’re issuing more paper checks. Eh not what I asked for but soooooo glad I got it!February 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm #4158976
I filed my CA taxes and they were accepted on 1/29, but I keep getting:
We received your tax return on January 29, 2017. Your tax return requires additional processing please allow 3 months.
Is this a generic error? Im starting to stress thinking what is wrong. I usually get my CA refund within days of filing. However, I usually file much later in the season.
Is anyone else seeing this message? Has anyone seen this message and had it change to approved?February 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm #4158817
California is SLOW….i filed 1/18 they accepted it 1/19 i have been stuck on the 3 month message since but this morning got a DDD for my federal …February 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm #4158813
Joey The Moose
Filed 1/25 authorized for deposited 2/2. Says it’ll take up to 10 business days, so just waiting now :-)February 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm #4158111
i was accepted on 23rd and authorized on the 25th it said 10 business days. how long after authorized did it take to get refund in dd and what day? do they dd Friday nights? thank youFebruary 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm #4158107
state return i was accepted on 23rd and authorized on the 25th it said 10 business days. how long after authorized did it take to get refund in dd and what day? do they dd Friday nights? thank youFebruary 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm #4157277
I filed and was accepted the 25th had the 3 month message and this morning it says authorized Feb 1, 2017 just informing people who’s receiving that message it will update if you didn’t receive any letters in the mail.
Hope this helpedFebruary 2, 2017 at 9:41 am #4156981
I filed my sate on 1/30/17. Checked this morning and got the messsge saying that my return is processing and that may 3 months. Anyone get this message and actually had to wait that long? ThanksFebruary 2, 2017 at 2:36 am #4156843
@stillwaiting; nothing new with my CA FTB notification but with my state refund, I usually get the deposit long before the processing notification ever changes. Hoping for a deposit on Friday.February 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm #4156646
I still have not recieved my DD. Says it was authorized on the 26th but still nothing. Anyone else have any luck today?January 31, 2017 at 9:42 pm #4156112
Filed CA State Tax on Friday January 27th Refund authorized January 30th. I will post when DD.January 31, 2017 at 2:48 pm #4155916
NVM, sorry for the double post.January 31, 2017 at 2:26 pm #4155901
Just a follow-up to my post from yesterday.
I got through to the CA FTB today. They said that the 3 month processing is just a generic message and that it almost never takes that long to get your refund, if all is well with your return. When you get that message, it just means that your return is still being processed. She also said that as of now, she does not see any notification that would require further information. Hopefully it will get deposited in the normal time-frame of 7-10 days.January 31, 2017 at 1:45 pm #4155880
@ Laura it can depend’s upon what your withholdings. Did you claim zero? That can be the reason.January 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm #4155848
Hi there all! I have a question hopefully someone can help. I moved to Cali 7 months ago and I only worked about 6 months. My income was $15,677. I have never had to file state tax before so I wasn’t sure what to expect….my CA refund says it should be $400!!! That seems like alot! Did I mess something up somewhere? I did my taxes myself so I’m crazy worried. Single, no kids, no credits. Thanks in advance for the help!