February 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm #4115422
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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!February 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm #4164274
@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.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 :-)