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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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    • #4155916 Reply

        NVM, sorry for the double post.

        #4155901 Reply

          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.

          #4155880 Reply

            @ Laura it can depend’s upon what your withholdings. Did you claim zero? That can be the reason.

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              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!

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                Refund authorized on 26th for state and still no deposit. I am having it deposited to my regular bank account but still nothing today. Hoping for tomorrow.

                #4155530 Reply

                  Filed and accepted 23rd. Woke up to a pending deposit.

                  #4155381 Reply

                    @ Bunnie:

                    I got nearly the same message recently but mine said to wait up to 3 months.

                    I recall getting a similar message last year, but it didn’t have an estimated wait time. They did tell me on the phone it could be up to 12 weeks but I got the refund about 2 weeks from the day I filed.

                    Let’s hope this year is the same.

                    #4155345 Reply

                      has anyone for CA got this on the state refund page, and is it really taking 2 months?: We received your 2016 California Income Tax return on: Saturday, January 28, 2017.

                      We are processing your return at this time. Please allow 2 months from the date you filed your return to complete processing. If we make adjustments to your return, we will notify you by mail.

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                        Okay.. So really weird when I checked my account this morning the deposit hadn’t been made. After I made my last post I checked my account and the dd was in there. There is hope! I just say check your account through out the day and see.. So weird.. Good luck everyone!

                        #4155308 Reply

                          Hey Everyone,

                          My FTB was accepted the 23rd, and approved for refund on the 24th. I have yet to receive my dd. Hoping that Wednesday is the day. I will keep you updated. When i check my FTB account it says no notices and refund authorized 1/24.

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                            @waitingincali its “luck of the draw” on who you get when you make that phone call.. some are nice and others not so nice well hopefully by the 6th of feb you will get it…..

                            #4155253 Reply

                              I would say we will get our refunds by Wednesday for direct deposit.
                              Thanks for the info everyone.

                              #4155247 Reply

                                Hey guys just checked my NetSpend card and DD is there!!!! Praise God!

                                #4155245 Reply

                                  Well guys that call was pointless..she just gave me the 10 day spill..i supposedly will have my deposit within 10 business days from the 25th when i was approved..was hopi g they would tell me more

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                                    @waitingcali let us know what they say

                                    #4155232 Reply

                                      Thanks for the info ‘waitingncalif’

                                      #4155227 Reply

                                        Im on hold waiting for a rep right now for ca tax board..ill let you guys know if i get any additional info out of them!

                                        #4155223 Reply

                                          Cali is definitely taking lo ger this year than usual. I kniw my deposit is taking longer because of the letter i received asking me to verify it was me.but id love to kniw when they are actually goi g ro release our deposits..hope we all get good news very very soon

                                          #4155219 Reply

                                            I am still waiting as well. Supposedly sent or approved on the 25th

                                            #4155178 Reply

                                              Approved for refund 1/26 Still not funds in my bank. Anyone know if state funds are deposited daily or are they done on certain days of the week? Only CA state refunds I have seen were deposited 1/18 and 1/25 so wondering if CA is only depositing on Wednesdays.

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                                                Nothing in my mail box. Maybe I will get the DD on Monday or get the letter.

                                                #4154456 Reply

                                                  @waitingincali yes thats what they did to me last year i had to fax in info to them and yes they are really making people jump threw hoops…i will for sure update in here …hope you get yours soon

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                                                    @shelle i got a message similar to that stating my return needed extra processing time when it was still processing..and a couple days later stating it was processing please allow up to 3 mo ths..and a few days later it said your refund has been approved for release of funds, as of jan 25.. you will receive your dd in next 10 business days..and then i got that letter today…but i never got the same exact message as you..but not necessarily a bad thing.. Maybe you should give them a call mo day morning to be sure everythings ok..they open at 7am…. Between federal and state they are really putting us through the ringer this year

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                                                      @watingincali will do that for sure…i am stuck on “we recieved your return on 1/19 and we are processing it but it may require extra time please if you recieved a letter from us please send information back and allow us up to 3 months to make a determination”

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                                                        Just checked the mail, So far no letter! We will have to see what happens Monday . Got to love cali! Well goodnight and prays go up for all my cali peeps and all my IGMR fam ✨

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                                                          I will post Tommorow if or when I get the letter, or a direct deposit. Thanks everyone for keeping us all informed.

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                                                            When any of us finally get a deposit or a letter like i got..can we try and let each othet know so we can try to keep eachother informed! We finally have this group active..lets keep going and help others that are sharing the same stresses we are!!!

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                                                              @waitingincali no problem i totally understand

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                                                                @ shelle i apologize i shouldnt have snapped at you! Ive just stressed too much already this year over the hoops we are jumping through simply to get our returns..

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                                                                  @sdiego definately check your mail! I couldnt believe i got the letter, we have been at the same address and filing exactly the same things for five years now. So im assuming everyone in cali is going to go through this..its a pian in the butt …but at least we know and hopefully it wont happen every year..also i noticed they didnt even mail out the form til the 26th..and my deposit was appro ed ro be released the dont stress too bad yet! Hope this eases your mind a bit!

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                                                                    @waitinincali my comment was not meant to be mean sorry you took it that way as for your comment in regards to me not making a comment if i dont know what i am saying ..we are here to help each other and there are alot of people that did not realize the difference in being accepted and approved the conment was not even directed at you and it was not done in a nasty way like you assumed

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                                                                      That should day mail.

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                                                                        Tommorow I will check my msil. Probably will get the form since I filed with a new address.

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                                                                          @victoria333 yes its rediculous! Lol i called them on monday and they said they didnt see any issues with my return and never mentioned this to me! So when i got approved for refund release on Wednesday i was extatic..and then weve been waiting..until today…lol..the form basicalky said that i have an approved refund of (blah blah) and said to check box if thus was me and i did of im hoping they officially release it when they see it monday morning! Good ol califirnia always qith a trick up their sleeve!! Haha

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                                                                            @waitinincali: what! They sent that after approving! That is stupid… I actually called the FTB and did a identity verification on Tuesday then it was authorized so I hope I don’t have to wait for a form! But at least hopefully they will release immediately after receiving that fax! Praying

                                                                            #4154390 Reply

                                                                              @ victoria 333 and anyone else this helps…check your mail..i just got a letter from ca tax board that i had to sign and check a box proving it was me. I already faxed it back so they can hopefully release the funds. Heres to hopi g for my deposit monday night!

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                                                                                @ waitingincali : me too! Hopefully Monday for us 😉

                                                                                @ shelle : yes, I’m 28 and have been filing taxes for enough time to know the difference being “approved” and “accepted” and “authorized”…. I think the majority of us here now that but thanks for your concern and input. Have a blessed weekend 😎

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                                                                                  @shelle ..this isnt my first time filing and yea i kniw the you..i said my state was APPROVED on Wednesday and my refund has been released which means it will be depostied at any time. I filed my taxes on jan 3rd. And was accepted by state and fedral on the 13th. I really think you shouldn’t comment on things you have no clue on..

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                                                                                    @victoria i sure hope it comes soon. Usually depsits are quicker with my prepaid..not sure whats going on

                                                                                    #4154255 Reply

                                                                                      There is a difference in accepted and approved dont know if you guys realize that….

                                                                                      #4154238 Reply

                                                                                        Same boat, mine was authorized on this past Wednesday but still no DD… I have NetSpend

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                                                                                          I too was approved on wednesday and i have a prepaid card so i thought it would be here by now..but still nothing..has anyone had movement once youve been approved? ?

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                                                                                            My refund was approved last Wednesday the 25th. Wondering when I will get my direct deposit?

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                                                                                              *dandes. sorry, I hate autocorrect

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                                                                                                thank you so much for your response Fandes

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                                                                                                  My state refund was filed on the 18th and accepted on the 18th but iwhen i check the wmr it says it is gonna take more time and not to expect for 3months….dont know what is up with this i have heard cali is delaying more people than not….

                                                                                                  #4153934 Reply

                                                                                                    Jaimommi, I had an offset a couple years ago where they took part of my CA refund and I received a check in the mail, instead of direct deposit as I had requested, and it took an extra week or two.

                                                                                                    #4153862 Reply

                                                                                                      Hello everyone. I owed one of the community colleges and they usually take my state every year. Yesterday I received a letter dated 1/24/17 that they took some money but sent the rest to me. Does anyone know if this will be a check or direct deposit? Also if you have had this experience how long did it take for you to receive your money? I filed the 14th accepted on the 18th.

                                                                                                      #4153590 Reply

                                                                                                        I do not think they are holding refunds with EIC. I filed 1/24 and my refund was authorized 1/26 claiming Ca EIC.

                                                                                                        #4153155 Reply

                                                                                                          For state refund, if they approve and wmr has “you’re getting your refund within 10 days”, does it usually take the entire 10 days, or do you get the refund the same week?

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                                                                                                          H and r block sucks

                                                                                                            Anyone know if they are holding ca income tax? And anyone know about the ca eic?

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                                                                                                              Hello. FTB website says my refund was processed and authorized in today August 2. 2016. Has anyone received a paper check? Will it really take 25 days to receive? Thanks.

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                                                                                                                UPDATE: Received my paper check in the mail today 3/4.

                                                                                                                Thanks Shon, just saw ur update. My check was printed with the date of 3/1 so it only took 3 days to get to me. Hope you got yours today too.

                                                                                                                #4145304 Reply

                                                                                                                  Destinie, i talked to someone today she said it was approve the 24th but the check was printed on the 1st so it actually didnt get mailed until the 2nd. She said give it a couple more days for check in the mail. I hope this helps you.

                                                                                                                  #4145295 Reply

                                                                                                                    Shon, I’m in the same boat as you. I thought I was waiting for direct deposit until I received a notice yesterday that the courts took some money from my refund. I called the FTB and the lady said the check was mailed out on the 24th so give it no more than 2 weeks to receive it. Will update when I receive it. Hoping by end of next week.

                                                                                                                    #4145096 Reply

                                                                                                                      I was wondering how long a paper check really takes to be mailed. I was approvedon the 24th of February.

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                                                                                                                        I filed federal & state on 1/19. Accepted for federal same day & accepted for state on the 22nd. Federal was approved on the 28th and received DD on 2/3. Called about my state several times and was told the same thing about processing can take up to 12 weeks and not being able to get any status updates online. I still checked everyday and finally it showed that my refund was authorized on 2/24 and to wait 10 business days. This is my first time filing for state so hope there isn’t any delays. My sister filed the first week of feb and received an authorization on 2/16 then got her money deposited on 2/18 or 2/19 so it was really fast for her. Hoping it’s the same with mine. Will keep everyone updated.

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                                                                                                                          @Tara: I too have called several times and been told that it can take up to 12 weeks. They also told me that if you can’t get any info from the site that means “you are not processed in the system”…..I am so tired of the run around with them its horrible… I hope that like @Joe we get something soon ****FINGERS CROSSED****

                                                                                                                          #4142291 Reply

                                                                                                                            Hi Guys,
                                                                                                                            I filed and was accepted 2/11/16.

                                                                                                                            The website is still giving the same unable to identify message, but I received a direct deposit this morning. Coincidentally, I was able to order my transcripts from the IRS this morning as well which I have not been able to do. I wonder if CA piggy backs off of the IRS system somehow. Anyway I just wanted to share this and let you know you can still get your refund without the website updating.

                                                                                                                            #4142248 Reply

                                                                                                                              Filed State of CA return 01/28-accepted on 01/29. No update on the state website-still processing. I have called several times and keep getting a different answer-some say 2 weeks others say 4-12. Almost as bad as the IRS!

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                                                                                                                                @KatKing: Still seeing
                                                                                                                                We are unable to provide your refund status online.

                                                                                                                                The two most common reasons are:

                                                                                                                                The refund amount does not match our records. The amount you enter must exactly match the information on your tax return.
                                                                                                                                The address and ZIP Code does not match our records. You can view and update your mailing address in MyFTB Account.
                                                                                                                                Call during business hours for further assistance.

                                                                                                                                I don’t know what is going on they say it could be around 12 weeks

                                                                                                                                #4141449 Reply

                                                                                                                                  This year sucks. I can’t get a status update. I filed my CA through TurboTax on 2/10 and it was accepted 2/11…I should be able to get an update ! Is it processing ??? Sigh. I usually get mine within a few days.

                                                                                                                                  #4138961 Reply

                                                                                                                                    I filed on 2/5 when i log in i see this message We are unable to provide your refund status online.

                                                                                                                                    The two most common reasons are:

                                                                                                                                    The refund amount does not match our records. The amount you enter must exactly match the information on your tax return.
                                                                                                                                    The address and ZIP Code does not match our records. You can view and update your mailing address in MyFTB Account.
                                                                                                                                    Call during business hours for further assistance.

                                                                                                                                    I called yesterday and was told my refund was processing but that is all they could say…I also should note that i e-filed. This is my first time filing a CA return

                                                                                                                                    #4135919 Reply

                                                                                                                                      @needthedough- I am also waiting for my check to arrive, i was authorized on the 23rd of January but since my bank information was wrong, they had to issue a check instead… i was told my info was sent print the check on February 1st… it is now February 9th and still no check :(

                                                                                                                                      I will be sure to keep you guys updated once i receive.

                                                                                                                                      #4128692 Reply

                                                                                                                                        I filed 1/14, for a couple of weeks, nothing when I checked online or called and spoke to anyone. I was told maybe 12 weeks. When I looked this morning, I was authorized but there was a message that an adjustment may be taken out so I called. I was told that they were deducting for a previous overpayment and as a result, they were sending a check instead of a dd. Does anyone know how long the check process takes? I doubt the 2 wk time frame the lady gave because I am still waiting on my pin from when I registered on the 14th

                                                                                                                                        #4127050 Reply

                                                                                                                                          filed the 25th excepted the 26 still no ddd, it says we are unable to provide your refund status online.

                                                                                                                                          #4120261 Reply

                                                                                                                                            Susan & Sean – Great! I am hoping for Monday.

                                                                                                                                            #4120226 Reply

                                                                                                                                              Woke to DD this morning in Chase bank!!

                                                                                                                                              #4120146 Reply

                                                                                                                                                DD received this morning to Wells Fargo account. Have a good tax season, folks.

                                                                                                                                                #4119730 Reply

                                                                                                                                                  Ok filed on the 23 accepted on the 24th and first time I checked the state site it said no info the the next day it said they could not show info online and the two most common reason were address or or forgot the other reason from what I am hearing alot of people have gotten this message from the site also..??

                                                                                                                                                  #4119291 Reply

                                                                                                                                                    Hi All – Filed California on the 7th of January, accepted on the 14th, approved the 24th and direct deposit just hit my account at 12:58pm. Hopefully the rest of you aren’t far behind!

                                                                                                                                                    #4119200 Reply

                                                                                                                                                      @susan & @dee

                                                                                                                                                      I did not receive my DD this morning and there doesn’t appear to be a pending deposit. I’m thinking we’ll see it Wed-Fri next week. Good luck guys, I’ll update once the DD has been received. See you next year.

                                                                                                                                                      #4119188 Reply

                                                                                                                                                        @sean very much so :( did you get your DD already? and yes, hoping for Monday or Tuesday.

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                                                                                                                                                          @ Sean

                                                                                                                                                          Did you see anything this morning? I think we had sa meeting authorization date.

                                                                                                                                                          #4119135 Reply

                                                                                                                                                            @dee – damn, that’s disappointing.. i think you’ll see it in your account by Mon/Tues

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