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 7, 2018 at 11:28 am #4208535
Return Received by CA state on 1-26-18 and has been stuck in processing status
On 2-7-18 I called 916-845-7088 then options 1-1-0. Sat on hold for less than 5 min
Was asked a bunch of questions and told she was able to verify everything over the phone and should expect our DD in 2-4 weeks.
I will update again when ‘Processing’ status changes to ‘Issued’
Married filed jointly
Not a home owner
Husband is Uber driver, I work full time standard W2February 7, 2018 at 11:26 am #4208530
DD hit my account today
Got the 1 month message. Called and verified information over the phone. Was told everything was fine but I was in manual review and to allow them 2-4 weeks.
Got issue date of 2/2
DD today 2/7February 7, 2018 at 11:13 am #4208517
I just called, told there were no mistakes but it should take 6-8 weeks to be processed as it’s their normal timeframe for state returns. BarfFebruary 7, 2018 at 9:51 am #4208354
My refund was authorized on 2/1 and I still haven’t received my DD as of this moment… I don’t get what’s taking so long – I don’t have any tax obligations to the state
And so I continue to wait -_-February 7, 2018 at 8:33 am #4208228
Still no dd date I faxed everything yesterdayFebruary 7, 2018 at 8:07 am #4208198
Got my refund date.
Follow the advices here and call the number mentioned if your status shows one month message.
I did and faxed the W2 and pay stubs they requested and now got my refund date after being stuck for almost 10 days.February 7, 2018 at 3:32 am #4208068
Never mind just hit my account thank you Lord now just waiting for fed still processingFebruary 7, 2018 at 3:30 am #4208066
Website hasn’t updated for me yet BUT I now have a pending DD for tonight! 😁 thank goodness!! I hope everyone gets answers soon.
No update via website
Called a couple of times. They helped process it on 02/01.
Now showing a pending DD.February 7, 2018 at 3:28 am #4208064
Issued 2/1 still no dd I got the greendot TurboTax card does anyone know when they direct deposit I’m really frustratedFebruary 7, 2018 at 3:19 am #4208059
CA refuned issed 2/1/18 and just received my deposit at 12:15am. Hope everything works out well for everyone else.February 7, 2018 at 3:05 am #4208057
Can refund issued on 2/1 still no dd used turbo tax green dot card anyone else still waiting please let me knowFebruary 7, 2018 at 2:34 am #4208053
DD into account around 11pm 2/6
5 days from issued does appear to be the average
Best of luck to those waitingFebruary 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm #4207800
Are you calling the right number?
The correct number to call is: 916-845-7088.
I am self-employed like you. I don’t know about anyone else but when I called I asked the representative if he/she could please tell me if I had any documents that needed submitted so that my return could finish processing. When he/she told me that there was none needed to be submitted at the time, I asked could he/she be able to push my return through. One person told me that they could see if they could but then stated that they couldn’t touch it. Therefore, I knew there was a waiting period before it could be process.
I called numerous of times with the same line..LOL.February 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm #4207840
Mine still hasn’t been issued and it was approved on 1/31. What number is everyone calling?February 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm #4207798
@show me the money. Youre welcome! Yea i dont know whats up with ca this year. I dont even understand how i could have an offset if i was never notified about it in the first place! Also why did it take me so many calls to get my refund moving..nothing has changed in my life for 6 years. Same house, job, kids..lol anyways at least we know i suppose… Welcome to the snail mail club! Nothing like waiting for a check to come in the mail! HahFebruary 6, 2018 at 6:24 pm #4207796
@waitingncali ugh looks like we’re in the same boat! Frantic mail checkers lol I just called FTB and they said there weren’t any offsets on my account but for some reason my check is being mailed. I could have sworn my tax preparer selected DD for both refunds! They did say I should have it no later than 2/15 but I was hoping it would be closer to my Fed DDD of 2/7. Thanks for the help!February 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm #4207776
I keep seeing people saying they called And had there refund pushed thru what do I say to get them to do that for me they keep telling me 8 to 12 weeks cuz I’m self employedFebruary 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm #4207665
that state number answers fast. i called got through in 2 minutes after pressing 1-1-0.. asked rep if he needed anything…verified a couple questions and he processed it for me…now i will see how long…. he said 2-4 weeks but everyone is saying 5 days… fingers crossedFebruary 6, 2018 at 4:04 pm #4207653
@noluckyet Thank you!February 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm #4207639
Snail mail usually takes 4-6 days not counting sun. But it all depends on details. Like the time it was dropped into the mailbox, what time got to the mailhhouse, did it just missed the truck thats going to ur location, what time doea the mailman delivers to ur house. If u get lucky u could have it by tomorrow or thursday. But youll have it by the en of the week or monday for sure. Anyways good luck.February 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm #4207622
@djdlash let me know when yours shows in the mail! Ill be checkin every morning ..stalking the mail lady! Haha. As for fed you should get it soon! Mine wont be here til after the 15th as i had the additional child tax credits.February 6, 2018 at 3:42 pm #4207606
So I was accepted 1/26 and have eitc, have been in processing.
I called today and turns out they couldn’t verify my income, had to fax my 1099-K.
So if you drive for Lyft/Uber you may want to call and see if they need yours. I’m gonna check back tomorrow and see if they need anything else they didn’t mention, but I figure if she didn’t list it when she said she needed my 1099 then likely not.February 6, 2018 at 3:39 pm #4207602
Now I’ll be checking my mail like I was checking the refund site lol. Hopefully my fed DD comes in this week. I have a DDD of 2/7 and I bank with BofA. I don’t know whether it will be tomorrow or the day after. Oh man, crossing my fingers.February 6, 2018 at 3:31 pm #4207590
@djdlash i get it. Im in the same boat. I disint even know i had an offset! But mine was issued on 1/31 and now im waiting for my check in the mail. My question is..how long does it ACTUALLY take..lolFebruary 6, 2018 at 3:31 pm #4207588
I actually spent my rent money.!!! Im in my 20’s lol. At least i know not to wait for californias, since i owe more than 1500 over a stupid disable parking ticket i got at work i didnt even know about that went up to 1548. So i know they gonna take my following year refunds. Ugh. Gotta love cali. Does anybody know if (for the federal) they said your refund will be sent to you bank on 2/7, Means i get it that day or i gotta wait for the bank to release it to me which can be on the 8th or 9th ugh ugh ugh. I called the bank and they say they dont see anything coming in or getting rejected. I have bofa btw. My dd from work is usually in at 1201 always. Been up till 1a for the past 3 days. And i work at 4a everyday. Lol. Like i said im in my 22yo so i can handle now. But ugh ugh ugh stressfulFebruary 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm #4207572
Where’s my refund
Has anyone who had their CA return issued on 2/1/18 receive their Direct Deposit yet ?? I called the FTB and they said every thing checks out fine and I should see my direct deposit with 7 business days but I am just getting anxious because it’s taking so long. I hope I don’t get an offset. I already received my Federal return on Saturday 2/3.February 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm #4207570
Ok, so I received an approved date of 1/31 but did not receive a DD today. I called for any offsets, and yes I had my student loan that was paid off. The rest of the refund is going to be mailed (2 weeks). So, if have an approved date of 1/31 or earlier and have not received a DD yet, call and ask. Now, I have to wait for the paper check. MmmmmmFebruary 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm #4207563
Anyone received there State Return without the website updating ?February 6, 2018 at 2:57 pm #4207542
@mar are you saying your state was issued on 1/29 or accepted on 1/29 . and yes lots have gotten cali refunds already!February 6, 2018 at 2:37 pm #4207514
My taxes were accepted on Jan. 29th. I have not gotten a state fund yet. As far as Fed refund, I know they are not releasing it till mid-February because I have a child tax credit.
Anyone received their state refund yet? Or how long it is suppose to be? I was told 1-12 business days then told 7-21 days.February 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm #4207496
@showmethemoney. Yes I always get dd. My state was issued on 1/31. I was expecting my dd last night and it didnt happen. So i called ftb and they said i had an offset sith dmv. So that automatically puts me in the paper check club. Trust me i dont want to be in this club! So now ill be frantically checking the mail everyday!February 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm #4207475
@waitiningncali I really hope that’s not the case. Did you request DD when you filed? I checked with my tax preparer and she confirmed she set both Fed and State up for DD. I’ve never had mine mailed before. Wonder why the change if it is in fact being mailed. Strange. Thanks for the info! I have a Fed DDD of 2/7.February 6, 2018 at 2:02 pm #4207459
@noluckyet i just got off the phone with them 30 minutes ago. I cant beleive they are doin it over dmv bullshit. Im sure they took yours too..sorry…im not happy either. My dumbass already spent the money that was coming and now i screwed myself. I shouldnt have..but i did. I just with there was a way to know when the damn check will show. There is no way it takes 2 flippin weeks to mail..grrr!February 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm #4207447
When was that? I got my refund authorized the same day as you, i was expecting it today as well, But no luck. I owe the dmv more than my refund amount. My federal is supposed to hit tomorrow. Wonder if they gon do the same.
FML!February 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm #4207444
@showmethemoney you are probably waiting for a paper check as well. Seems like those of us still waiting are having same issues. I just called tax boasrd and they just decided to tell me mine is coming by mail. Due to an offset i didnt evwn know i had. Mine was issued the 31st so who knkws when it will actually come. They told me 2 weeks..but usually doesnt take that long…February 6, 2018 at 1:50 pm #4207430
CA refund issued on 1/30 but no DDD yet. I know the site says to allow 10 business days but it seems like most people are getting theirs within 5 days. Any other insight from those issued on the same date???February 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm #4207423
@pearl im wo dering the same thing. Mine was issued on 1/31 and i just found out mine is getting mailed. Id love to know the actual tine frame. Tax board told me 2 weeks. Im hoping it isnt that long…February 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm #4207421
It went FROM ‘processing’ TO ‘received’? It went backwards?February 6, 2018 at 1:44 pm #4207417
@waitingncali — thanks for info. mine updated from “processing” to “received” overnight.
Hopefully it moves to “approved” tomorrowFebruary 6, 2018 at 1:41 pm #4207415
Does anyone know how long after they issue a paper check, how long it actually takes to gst to you. Of course they said 2 weeks. Lol
@sean. Ftb updates overnightFebruary 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm #4207408
What time does FTB update each day?February 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm #4207404
Well i figured out why i didnt get my dd. Dmv took some money for a broke down car that i didnt pay the tags on. So im waitong for the remainer of my refund to come via mail. Fun stuff! LolFebruary 6, 2018 at 12:59 pm #4207348
So as for calling the number everyone has called. No one is getting the same results. I got send in info copy of ss card for child and I plus birth certificate for child and proof of residency for child in 2017 and wait 5 days to process. Have the one month message. Have tried calling back same ole response wait five days. Filed on 26 of Jan. After 5 days will call.February 6, 2018 at 12:57 pm #4207339
@mari808. Congrats!!! Mine still hasnt hit my acct. Aghhh..guess my greendot card isnt so quick this year!February 6, 2018 at 12:53 pm #4207334
I filed on Sunday for my state and federal and it was excepted that same day. Today State show that my refund is being processed. I have a house and child deductions.February 6, 2018 at 12:42 pm #4207319
I just got off the sacramento number they told me because I’m self employed it will take 8 to 12 weeks to get my refund anyone else go thru this and is there anything I can to get it fastetFebruary 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm #4207314
I called the number and the sweetest lady assisted me. I answered a few questions and was advised my return will be pushed through the system.February 6, 2018 at 11:50 am #4207236
Anyone with child tax credits delayed on getting a refund?February 6, 2018 at 11:47 am #4207228
What number are people calling? I keep getting transferred to the automated system.February 6, 2018 at 11:37 am #4207221
I requested a check and my refund was authorized on jan 29. Today is Feb 6 and I still have not received it. Does anybody know how long it usually takes to receive it by mail.February 6, 2018 at 11:33 am #4207213
I had dreaded 1 month message for whole week now and called yesterday.
Was asked to fax in W2 and year end stub which I did.
I called again today and was told that they received it and allow 2 to 4 weeks for refund to process.
FMLFebruary 6, 2018 at 11:29 am #4207205
I have been checking status on the FTB wheres my refund tool but I only see ‘Recieved’ ‘Processing’ and ‘Issued’ No mention of ‘Authorized’ as people keep saying on this thread.
Mine has been at ‘Processing’ since 2/1/2018, and it was accepted/recieved on 1/30/18. How long were you guys stuck on ‘processing’?February 6, 2018 at 11:27 am #4207203
HR Block software
Just got off the phone with a very nice lady, she told mine was pulled for manual review, ask me a few questions, and sent it thru, should have a DD by end of week!February 6, 2018 at 10:57 am #4207142
To the self employed persons with eic. Just an update. I called this morning and it was processed yesterday. Customer service stated the website should have an update by the end of this week and I should get my refund within 2-4 weeks. So try calling to see if you had any movement.February 6, 2018 at 10:44 am #4207113
This might help some people (and hopefully it’s true for me haha)…..
Just got off the phone with a rep. She stated my return was processed on the 1st and submitted for issuance on the 2nd. She stated to give it up to 2 weeks to receive my funds. I asked why the system hadn’t been updated through the website and she said it should’ve but maybe they just haven’t updated it. She said nothing was pending for me and if I requested a DD then I should have it before the end of the week.February 6, 2018 at 9:38 am #4207003
Filed 1/27, accepted 1/30. “Cannot province any info on your return” until I called on 2/2 and asked what was going on. Updated on 2/3 to processing. I’m really hoping I get it this week.. any insight? I need some hope!February 6, 2018 at 9:25 am #4206982
Has anyone received a DD without the site updating that it was sent ? That happen with my Federal. My Federal was DD into my bank account on Friday and WMR updated that it was approved this past Saturday to be DD on 2/7 but as you can see I received it way before 2/7 but unfortunately that has not been the case for my State so far as it’s still showing processing and for me to wait for one month.
By the way both my Federal and State was filled and accepted 1/29.
I remember last year I had the same problem with State, I didn’t receive it until April.February 6, 2018 at 9:20 am #4206974
Authorized 1/31 and had DD this morningFebruary 6, 2018 at 7:22 am #4206850
Still no dd issued on February 1 I’m starting to wonder why its not on my card I filed with turbo tax got the green dot cardFebruary 6, 2018 at 7:05 am #4206835
Filed and accepted 1/29. Approved 1/31. Did not receive DD today. Still waiting. Anyone else?February 6, 2018 at 4:57 am #4206792
DD posted slightly before 2 a.m. Pacific time 2/6February 6, 2018 at 4:16 am #4206783
I was approved on February 1 still no dd I’m starting to worryFebruary 6, 2018 at 4:14 am #4206781
@mari808. When we’re you approvedFebruary 6, 2018 at 3:24 am #4206775
DD just hit 🎉February 6, 2018 at 3:15 am #4206773
If mine was approved on the 1st of February will my DD be on my card on Wednesday February 7th at 1201am that’s five buisness days from my approval dateFebruary 6, 2018 at 3:09 am #4206771
5 Biz Days from Approval
CA. Accepted 1/29. Approved 1/31. Received in bank account 12:01 AM 2/6/18.February 5, 2018 at 11:18 pm #4206721
I’m not sure if the 5 days is new or just the norm this tax season. Based on the responses in this forum, it was about 5 days.February 5, 2018 at 11:18 pm #4206719
When is California going to become their own country?February 5, 2018 at 11:08 pm #4206708
I have always received my state refund within 2-3 days of filing. This whole 5 day wait must be new. I’m counting on it being in my account tomorrow.February 5, 2018 at 9:19 pm #4206545
Issued means it was authorized and sent to the Controller for payment. It’s typically 5 days for them to send the paymentFebruary 5, 2018 at 9:19 pm #4206550
1/31 authorized dates should hit the bank tomorrow. The deposit was with my bank but the funds will be released tomorrow. Authorized means it was sent to the Controller to issue payment. It’s typically 5 days, including saturdays for payment. Yes, they issues DD on Saturday as well. If you were authorized 2/1, you should hopefully see DD on Wednesday. Call you bank the day before and they can verify if the deposit is pending.February 5, 2018 at 9:08 pm #4206612
I talked to a rep this morning who told me to wait for a letter in the mail about sending back information about my dependents. Do I really have to wait for this letter or can I just talk to a different rep and possibly fax the information in???February 5, 2018 at 8:21 pm #4206567
@don417 go back a few pages until you see myself..Victoria333 and 420 commenting..we all went thru it this year..you will also see the better number to call and what worked for all of us. Good luck n dont give up!February 5, 2018 at 8:15 pm #4206560
Cali accepted my return on the 22nd of January. When will it update to issued???February 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm #4206551
I just got of the phone with ftb the man told me up to 12 weeks for processing. Anyone ever had it take this long in the past? I filed with tt jan23rd it was accepted the 30th and know I’m caught in processing.