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    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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    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.

    #4178974 Reply


    @Carrie101- I am in the same boat. I hope a call will NOT necessary :)

    #4178685 Reply


    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.

    #4174427 Reply


    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!!

    #4172072 Reply


    @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.

    #4171913 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    @justine +19168457088

    #4171907 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    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 refund

    #4171820 Reply

    2/7 filer

    File 2/7
    CA refund authorized 2/13
    Deposit… Waiting

    Will update

    #4171549 Reply


    @shellte Did you get the return direct deposited or by check in the mail?

    #4171486 Reply


    @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 Feb

    #4171417 Reply


    I got a DDD of 2/8 but haven’t got my refund yet, what number can I call and actually talk to someone.?

    #4171275 Reply


    @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 mine

    #4171256 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    @shellte she said they authorized it the 8th

    #4171233 Reply


    @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…

    #4171132 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    @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 today

    #4170781 Reply


    @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….

    #4170189 Reply


    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!!

    #4169913 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    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 weeks

    #4169894 Reply

    Tara Kline

    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 yay

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    @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…😉

    #4169227 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    @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 days

    #4169077 Reply


    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.

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    @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 deposits

    #4168631 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    My question is this does it really take 10 business days to see a deposit in CA my money was issued on feb8th

    #4168640 Reply

    Dajanet Smith

    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 deposit

    #4168150 Reply


    @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 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…

    #4168147 Reply


    @daisysmom yes that is what mine did and the next day i got my authirization message so i bet you will also

    #4168090 Reply


    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 deposit

    #4168011 Reply


    Mine was accepted 1/27 and I STILL have the 3 month message. Should I call them? I’m getting super annoyed.

    #4167378 Reply


    Filed 2/3 with EIC, accepted 2/7, DD received on 2/10. 😊

    #4166937 Reply


    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.

    #4166770 Reply


    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?

    #4164877 Reply


    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 confused

    #4164873 Reply


    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.

    #4164305 Reply


    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!

    #4164274 Reply


    @kandi that’s exactly what happen to me. Since last year was a leap year there was 366 days so that’s how the tax software input it but the system was not updated so it rejected that number. Somehow the it appeared in the system as having no dependents and some other disqualify stuff. My check was only $34 I called 916.845.7088 and they are very helpful! I got asked maybe 5 questions about myself which were easy and was apologized to several times and the remainder of the refund issued.

    #4164249 Reply


    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!

    #4163901 Reply


    @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?

    #4163899 Reply


    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 $71

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    Tessa Szatzker

    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 day

    #4162779 Reply


    CA refund authorized 2/3
    Deposit just now. 2/8 11:15pm Chase bank

    #4162771 Reply


    @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.

    #4162724 Reply


    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.

    #4162711 Reply


    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….

    #4162700 Reply

    Tessa Szatzker

    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 Friday

    #4162689 Reply


    My refund was authorized 2/3 and as of today I haven’t received.

    #4162666 Reply


    I did direct deposit. I have no offsets. So tomorrow would be 10days that ca said to allow to get deposited.

    #4162606 Reply

    Tessa Szatzker

    @BigdDdy did you get direct deposit or paper check is their a chance your refund was offset

    #4162581 Reply


    I filed my return through my tax guy. My refund was authorized on 01/30 and as of today haven’t received anything yet.

    #4162526 Reply

    Tessa Szatzker

    Anyone refund authorized 2/3 receive their direct deposit yet???

    #4161705 Reply


    I filed with TurboTax

    #4161703 Reply


    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 message

    #4161686 Reply


    @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?

    #4161679 Reply


    I had the 2 month message on 2/6

    #4161674 Reply


    Filed 2/4,
    CA received 2/6
    Refund authorized 2/7

    #4161256 Reply


    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:::

    #4161184 Reply


    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?

    #4160144 Reply


    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-existant

    #4160019 Reply


    @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 haha

    #4160009 Reply


    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….

    #4159996 Reply

    Tessa Szatzker

    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 15th

    #4159779 Reply


    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 !

    #4159415 Reply


    @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 days

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    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?

    #4159364 Reply


    @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 ..

    #4159279 Reply


    @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?

    #4159226 Reply


    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?

    #4159215 Reply


    @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!

    #4159106 Reply


    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 10:45pm

    #4158993 Reply


    @kandi also when I did get that call back they kept me on hold an additional four hours then just hung up 🙄

    #4158991 Reply


    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!

    #4158976 Reply


    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?

    #4158817 Reply


    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 …

    #4158813 Reply

    Joey The Moose

    Filed 1/25 authorized for deposited 2/2. Says it’ll take up to 10 business days, so just waiting now :-)

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