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 23, 2019 at 3:46 pm #4298972
Filed on feb 1, accepted and refund sent on Feb 5th, and still no direct deposit to my account as of today.
I would like to mention that me and my boyfriend did our taxes on the same day, filed and accepted and refund authorization sent both on February 5th and he received a PAPER CHECK in the mail and I haven’t received anything. That’s extremely weird.February 22, 2019 at 8:40 pm #4296216
Lol I don’t know if either rep gave me factual information. I guess I need to just be patient.
From my understanding the FTB updates once a day…overnight. But, do not quote me on that…i am going by what a rep told me last year.
Soon people soon they cannot withold our pennies forever. 😉February 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm #4296088
That is crazy!! I wonder why the first rep misinformed you. I’m glad you got trough, and I hope they get your check to you soon!
Do you know if FTB updates throughout the day?February 22, 2019 at 7:16 pm #4295920
Talked to a second rep from a different department that confirmed my refund was issued 2/5 and mailed out that same week.
He said it is the USPS fault if i have not received the check. He said i have to wait until 3/14 to file a claim.February 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm #4295732
Wow called the number Cynthia posted and got through right away.
So the rep verified the usual then insisted my refund was accepted on the 5th not issued like the website says.
She than in my opinion contradicted herself by saying i needed to wait 4 weeks from the 5th…
Something tells me she either just released it or she just told me what she tells everyone.February 22, 2019 at 5:45 pm #4295687
Thank youFebruary 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm #4295629
Cynthia posted a number that may be helpful down on the 19th.February 22, 2019 at 5:23 pm #4295627
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Which number did they have you fax? I will definitely be calling next week. I thought it was crazy that the Rep would day that it takes two weeks at least for the faxed docs to show up in the system. I understand them wanting to be safe, but I don’t understand why they would hold people who are cooperative up, when they could just clear it when they have the stuff available to them.February 22, 2019 at 3:59 pm #4295465
What number are people using to talk to a live person?
I have tried 3 different numbers and nothing but recordings.February 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm #4295444
what time of day does CA state refund Status update?February 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm #4294852
Accepted 2/14 stuck on processing called on 2/19 placed on hold and lady came back and stated she processed return and wait 4 weeks. Today 2/22 money was deposited in my account ( navy Fed) but WRM still states processing. Check your bank accountsFebruary 22, 2019 at 9:36 am #4294355
filed 1/22 got 35 day comment and then had to send docs faxed them on 20th and approved and issued 2/21 finally now I wait for DdFebruary 22, 2019 at 8:43 am #4294161
I am sending out positive energy that those of us waiting for a check will see it in today’s mail and dd will be processed before the weekend.
Burning Candles, Money Dance, Cookies for the Postman…whatever it takes. 😁February 21, 2019 at 11:51 pm #4292841
Received finally this morning. Issue date 2/14February 21, 2019 at 11:46 pm #4292831
@chiwa you’re so lucky! I think it’s going to be a while for me.February 21, 2019 at 11:42 pm #4292824
Accepted on 2/4/19 and still processing. I called and was told 35 days to complete processing. Wtf!February 21, 2019 at 11:12 pm #4292749
I had an issue date of 2/13, got a notice in the mail today,dated 2/19, stating that I’d be receiving a paper check due to a change in refund amount.
This has been the most frustrating tax year in my adult life.February 21, 2019 at 7:32 pm #4292135
Correction I got the DD around 9pm pst on 2/20February 21, 2019 at 7:26 pm #4292122
@deedee I was in the exact same scenario with the EIC. If you call again in a few days you may get someone who can confirm that your very sensitive personal docs were received.
I faxed my docs on 2/8 and refund was issued on 2/14. I received my DD late at night on 2/21.February 21, 2019 at 7:24 pm #4292118
Called Ca tax number again got a pleasant person this time. Asked if I had offsets or anything showing needing more information. She came back and said iI had definitely been sent to another department for review then she said probably because I was a federal worker they had to verify my w2. Been at same job for 27 yrs so this doenst make any sense but she said I didnt show need for any information at this time or that a letter had been sent could take another 4 weeks! Just crazy this year!February 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm #4291777
16 days since issue date and..
Still waiting.February 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm #4291147
Filed TurboTax 2/14
Saw one month message on 2/19
Called 2/20 and was advised that I would need to fax in verifications: Child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, SS cards, and W2’s
2/21 faxed in documents and called to confirm receipt, and was told that I had to call back in two weeks to see if the docs were sufficient.
I have only ever filed with my child, same address, only had $240.00 in self employment income from Doorsash. Didn’t get a 1099-misc because I made under $600.00.
I will update you all. Please share similar experiences with this process. Does it actually take 8 weeks? I pray that it takes much less time.February 21, 2019 at 1:49 pm #4291099
Follow up. Just got off the phone with the CA Tax board and they are saying that you allow at least 35 days for processing. I filed on 30 Jan and they told me I should have it by 6 March which is ridiculous. New tax laws in affect.February 21, 2019 at 1:13 pm #4290967
I filed my taxes through turbo tax online and it was received and accepted on 30 Jan and here it is 21 Feb and it’s still stuck in processing status!! So fustrating, let it be the other way around and you owe them, they’ll come for your first born to get their money!!February 21, 2019 at 2:43 am #4289213
I’m thankful for this thread and the info about the number to call helped a ton
Accepted on 1/31
Issued on 2/15
Pending DDeposit on 2/22 ( My bank shows pending deposits)February 21, 2019 at 2:20 am #4289175
I’m still waiting.
Issued 2/13, no DD yet.
Anyone else that was issued 2/13 still waiting?February 21, 2019 at 2:19 am #4289173
Who do u bank with. I have Walmart money prepaid and nothingFebruary 21, 2019 at 1:35 am #4289132
@amber it seems you were right. Thank you.February 21, 2019 at 1:16 am #4289100
Just Got it (issued 2/14)February 20, 2019 at 6:40 pm #4287954
Mine says issued on 2/19 when will I get it in my bank? How many days will it take?February 20, 2019 at 6:33 pm #4287941
Thanks for sharingFebruary 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm #4287341
Just checking in to see if anyone has received their refund by mail.
Mine says issued 2/5
Still waiting…February 20, 2019 at 2:32 pm #4287114
Mine showed issued on 2/14/19 and I just spoke to bank and they said it will hit at midnight 2/21/19 so hopefully it’s the same for everyone. I think it took longer cause my DD Ammt. Is different from what my taxes said I was gonna get back.February 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm #4287071
Ridiculous 🤯🤯February 20, 2019 at 2:01 pm #4287025
Issued 2/14…still waitingFebruary 20, 2019 at 1:27 pm #4286912
Issued on 2/13, no direct deposit as of 2/20February 20, 2019 at 12:50 pm #4286795
Let me know when you receive it and I will do the same.February 20, 2019 at 12:47 pm #4286790
Issued on 2/14 as well and still waiting for DDFebruary 20, 2019 at 11:21 am #4286456
Issue date 2/14 when should I receive my direct deposit anyone have a clue???February 20, 2019 at 12:08 am #4285136
filed directly through ftb website on January 22nd and accepted within an hour. still sitting at processing called several times and each time they tell me they have not recieved w2s from my employers and to allow 30 days from accepted date… still not updates or movement and it has never taken longer then 7 days to get my state refund wtf all for $235????February 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm #4284553
That really sucks.
I did not know they could disallow a DD…unless the account number was incorrect.
Well fingers crossed we will get our checks this week.February 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm #4284191
@justme I’m waiting on a paper check too.
I was supposed to get DD but they changed my refund amount so I’m getting a paper check.
My refund got approved 2/7
I received a letter that my DD was disallowed and that a paper check would be sent. The letter was dated 2/12 I received it 2/14
Sooo now I’m just waiting..February 19, 2019 at 4:46 pm #4283689
Anyone waiting for a paper check.
I have an issue date of 2/5 and still no refund check.February 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm #4283558
I filed and was accepted 2/2/19. Was still showing processing, so i called (916) 845-7088 today and pressed 1, I spoke with an agent who verified additional information over the phone and said no more information was needed, but then said it could take an additional 4 weeks to process. Will this also affect my federal? Why another 4 weeks if they have the information they need now? I have never had issues filing my taxes before so I am confused. I was expecting a return in 7-12 days as they claim. whats going on? any one else have to call and verify, if so have you received it yet?February 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm #4283171
PLEASE HELP ….. I’m going to go crazy with stress.I filed and was accepted 2/4 I had been “processing” since.I called last week and no help.Today I was told they needed further documentation and would be recieving something in the mail.
Does this mean I’m being audited??
Will this effect my federal that is “still being processed”
This is the 1st year I was “self employed” with Uber.The guy on the phone said it happens with a Chang.And have the example of a marital status change.My husband and I are separated so I filed head of household.I have the kids and claim them.(high school and college)
I don’t know if he was hinting at that.Because he threw it out there.How do I prove marital status if that’s it?
If it has to do
With Uber I filed the info sent in my 1099.And claimed gas and snacks I ALWAYS has available.Also because I only use that car for Uber I claimed it for business.Its a small Kia.I have 4 teenagers so I use my SUV for personal.But I drove Uber 8-14 hours a day.I quit my job to so Uber.
Any factual help would be great.I am relying on my return to pay for my 2 daughters college classes.
THANK YOU !!!February 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm #4283187
@tammy that happened to me but they told me once I saw the issue date that I no longer had to do that cause it was processed alreadyFebruary 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm #4282932
Yes every year I filed on 1/19February 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm #4282862
When did you file? Do you claim your dependents every year?February 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm #4282784
I’m confused 🤔🤔 the site says issued 2/14 but I called and they said I have a letter to verify my dependents which I did the same thing last year. IrritatedFebruary 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm #4282418
Filed 2/5 accepted 2/5 been on processing since. Called spoke to a representative today who was gone a long time then told me “still processing” to wait 31 days and would get refund or letter. So I said basically I am getting a letter and she just repeated still processing!February 19, 2019 at 9:00 am #4281435
Text message @ 2 a.m. State return posted to TT card.
Filed/Accepted 2/4 -one month message
Called 2/7 -rep stated she processed while I waited.
Have a great year guys and I’m super thankful I found this site!February 19, 2019 at 6:16 am #4280862
Yes Trisha mine is doing thatFebruary 19, 2019 at 5:21 am #4280785
Filed and accepted on 1/30
Been processing since 1/30
Checked wmr right now still processing
Checked my bank account right now, refund was deposited this morning.
So y’all check your bank accounts of you been stuck on “processing”.February 18, 2019 at 7:49 pm #4279532
Melony M Mclachlan
When I check my state refund status it has received, processed and then issued, but below it it says edd. Interc epted “0” dollars from your refund anyone have something like that before or what it means.February 18, 2019 at 12:43 pm #4278375
I found my taxes on February 2nd I believe it was and I have an error saying that I’m supposedly entering the wrong information and it’s been doing that ever since has anyone had that problemFebruary 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm #4274600
@jeffG. We are in the same boat. Have you called the FTB?February 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm #4274598
My taxes were free. I’ve called the FTB numerous times and all they say is that it was sent and that they can’t send a new refund until March 1. I hope it comes soon. I’ve never experienced this sort of delay.February 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm #4274298
Filed & Accepted 2/3
Paper check…snail mail…still waiting.February 16, 2019 at 1:06 pm #4274035
@Nicole and @Kathernine
if you opted for them to take fees out of your refund and state comes first they will take it to repay fees and also if you received an early refund advance it will also go towards that. Your funds will first be sent to the tax preparer bank for them to withdraw fees etc and any amount left they will distribute to youFebruary 16, 2019 at 12:48 pm #4274018
Accepted 2/2 ca and fed
Still stuck on processing(ca); fed (still received/accepted status)
3 dependents (2 kids and one parent)
I dont owe any..
Am i the only one being stuck to received/processing mode?it’s been 14 days!!February 16, 2019 at 12:17 pm #4273972
Nicole, I’m having the same issue with the same dates. It’s very upsetting. I hope we see our deposits soon.February 16, 2019 at 11:38 am #4273882
My state refund was issued on February 1, 2019. As of today I have not received it. Spoke with my bank and they have not seen any deposit attempts. Spoke with CA FTB and they state I should have received it. They verifed my account and routing numbers three times but could not tell me what happened to my deposit. Anyone else in the same boat? Today makes business day 11.February 16, 2019 at 11:34 am #4273872
Efiled and accepted 2/1 (both)
HR Block online
Federal refund received 2/13
State processing until this morning
Now says no status, and allow 1 more day
Appears I will get final update early in the week
Per other posters throughout the forum, once it changes to no status on the state WMR, a direct deposit date appears the next day.February 16, 2019 at 10:07 am #4273648
@ Suzy R., that is a relief to here. I normally get mine within a week. It’s been 10 days and I was starting to panic. I filed mine on 2-4 And I’m still waiting.February 16, 2019 at 10:06 am #4273644
..and CONGRATS!!February 16, 2019 at 9:30 am #4273540
@ SUZY R Bank or Card?February 16, 2019 at 9:29 am #4273536
DD Rec’d 02-16 (Saturday!) at 12:32 a.m.February 16, 2019 at 3:17 am #4272891
California Tax Payer
I’m so glad I found this thread! My refund was stuck on Processing since 2/4–so twelve days–and I just had a feeling that was not right. So I googled, found this thread and the advice to call if it’s been over 72 hours, so I did! The clerk asked me a few questions to verify my identity, and then pushed it through!
So if it’s been after 72 in Processing for you too? Call (916) 845-7088. :)February 15, 2019 at 7:58 pm #4272265
@bre if you know who you did your early refund advance with call them they told me so much I did mine through Jackson Hewitt and it goes throw meta bank they took it all and I still have a remaining balance that will then come out of my federal however when I called meta bank they told me exactly what was applied and what dateFebruary 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm #4272261
Authorized Friday, February 1, 2019.
Despite direct deposit, still waiting, ten business days later.February 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm #4272196
Waiting for DD on Turbo Tax cardFebruary 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm #4271771
@Rachel I filed 2/4 accepted 2/4 just 1 day before you.I am in the same exact boat.I called (others said they called and they were “put through”) so I figured what do I have to lose.The guy Inspike with said “it’s still processing.if you don’t get it in 35 days call back” I asked if there was anything else that could be done and he said “no just wait”. Ughhhh I have NEVER had to wait for state.Except back In the paper file only days.I did my daughters AFTER mine and she got hers A couple days later🙄.She is 18 and worked part time while in school so to her the 37.00 dd was great 😂. I wish I got mine though.Both my daughters received there’s within 4 days of filing.It just makes me nervous I messed up mine.February 15, 2019 at 1:53 pm #4271680
Do you owe anything? Student Loans ect? If you do, then they will take your money.February 15, 2019 at 1:04 pm #4271599
Widowed Dad CA
State and Fed taxes is not first come. First serve. Sorry to tell you this. It’s based on many factors. The main one is when and how your employer reports your income. If the income w2 or 1099 hasn’t been logged in through ssa. This will cause either review, delays or even some form of id verify or auditFebruary 15, 2019 at 11:56 am #4271456
I filed and accepted on 1/19 had the 30 day wait as well. Just got and issue date of 2/14. I have the eic. Not sure why it’s taking that long to process. Now I have to see how long it takes for the actual deposit.February 15, 2019 at 10:49 am #4271362
My friend filed 01/29
And got her state 02/08
I filed 02/05
I haven’t got my state when I checked it on the website it says processing and 1month more to wait. How come it’s like that? Does anyone here knows why it’s takimg long?February 15, 2019 at 7:20 am #4270944
I am so pissed. Was supposed to be getting back 1900. Got a deposit of 340. No offsets no nothing. I wanna know wheere the rest of my damn money is.February 15, 2019 at 6:56 am #4270916
Wow I have child tax credit and earned income and i owe fees and early refund advance so I’m wondering if I should even be waiting for California return I was hoping they were going to take it out of my federal.
Just hoping to get a DD soon from California and FederalFebruary 15, 2019 at 6:18 am #4270845
Deposit hit my Netspend at 10:40 last night 2/14February 15, 2019 at 5:02 am #4270765
Filed and accepted on 2-01
Issued on 2-11
Deposit hit my account on 2-15 at 2amFebruary 15, 2019 at 3:12 am #4270676
They did that to be last year they held everything and released everything at the same time I have earned and Child tax credit this year it was different my state came first they took it all and paid the fees to the tax payer and to my early refund advanceFebruary 15, 2019 at 12:28 am #4270574
It’s now the 14th Thursday, no deposit yet… Some are saying 4 days so that should be after midnight.. Will check then and update..February 15, 2019 at 12:13 am #4270543
Filed, Accepted 2/7
No fees coming out
Just waiting for it to hit my turbo card. IDontFebruary 14, 2019 at 7:51 pm #4270267
CA FTB Issued 2/8
DD 2/14 @1:10 a.m. to Walmart MoneycardFebruary 14, 2019 at 5:33 pm #4270140
Hoping to see dd soon . Does anyone think because I got Earned Income Tax Credit . they hold California refund as well as . ???February 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm #4270033
Filed and accepted 2/4 processing since 2/5
I called because I did my daughters the same day as mine and she already received hers on 2/12.When I called the guy said it’s still processing and call back in 35 days if I don’t hear anything 🙄😕 I have never had issues.February 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm #4269972
Just an update, I filed on 1/19 through the CA FTB website and have been stuck on processing with the 1 month message ever since. I was going to call on 2/20 but when I checked my FTB account yesterday (2/13), there was a message/correspondence waiting for me. My return has been selected due to “The California Franchise Tax Board employs security measures to protect California taxpayers and the State from tax related identity theft. Your 2018 California individual income tax return was selected for review” and I need to mail or fax them my 2018; W2, 1099 (doesn’t apply to me), ID and pay stubs.
Not an issue, I just wish that the CA FTB had an option where you could sign into your ADP account so that the pay information can be transferred or confirmed immediately. I’ve lived at the same address for decades and have had the same job for well over a decade with relatively few changes in my annual salary. Maybe they are checking to see that I am still alive and kicking, haha. *Le Sigh*February 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm #4269971
@DGSA I was told to provide my W2s via fax to 916-843-6036. I was told by a rep that after submitting my forms to wait 8 WEEKS (!) for them to process.
Funny how they require you to respond within 30 days of the letter, but will not commit to responding back to you in the same time-frame.February 14, 2019 at 3:12 pm #4269944
@Cassie, if your California return was issued on 2/11, you will probably get a direct deposit tomorrow morning unless you are having fees taken out for tax prep. Then it might be an extra day but my guess is tomorrow. If you don’t get it tomorrow you probably won’t get it until next Wednesday since we have the weekend, and Monday is a holidayFebruary 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm #4269936
Just got my direct deposit at 1am this morning. Got both my California and my federal at the same time this morning at 1am. Seems like everyone who said 4 business days from issued date were right.February 14, 2019 at 2:50 pm #4269905
Called the number and was told they will need my 1099 does anyone know where I need to send it to … I don’t want to wait for them to send me a letter …February 14, 2019 at 2:32 pm #4269874
I just want my money! lolFebruary 14, 2019 at 2:32 pm #4269872
Did anyone else call and told they were done processing but still haven’t gotten a Direct deposit date? They said I completed processing last Thursday and I still haven’t updated on the site.February 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm #4269715
@Kassie I’d guess you’ll get it tomorrow or by Monday. Mine was issued 2/8 and I just got it this morning 2/14 in my bank account.February 14, 2019 at 11:31 am #4269647
Ugh. 2/11 was when they did my refund and I haven’t gotten it. Thinking tomorrow?? Anyone?February 14, 2019 at 9:29 am #4269492
Feb 8 issue.. Hit my account late last night!! 3-6am.. Turbo card!!. Come on Federal!!February 14, 2019 at 8:03 am #4269384
DD was in account when I woke up this morningFebruary 14, 2019 at 7:09 am #4269293
Filed & accepted 1/28
Refund issued 2/8
Refund received 2/14❤❤ 4am via BofA DD
So if you went through a tax service if fees were not taken out it will go to them two days before and then they can remove their fees. And send to you. Also it’s not true that they only take from your federal they take their fee from whichever comes first this was taken out of my state I have not received my federal yet thank you. Hope this helps!February 14, 2019 at 5:49 am #4269251
DD into account 02/14 midnight
Good luck to everyone elseFebruary 14, 2019 at 2:06 am #4269153
DD on my chase acc 2/13 @ 11 pm