CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

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CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by FelixTheCat » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:09 pm

I e-filed my return. CA Franchise Tax Board says it takes three months to process returns this year. After a little research, I found a department that will expedite your return. 916-845-7088.
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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by martiansteeler » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:47 pm

While not perfect, it is better than the I.O.U.s from a few years ago.

How much was it expedited?

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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by sunny_socal » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:57 pm

Maybe they've run out of $$ and are waiting for those who owe to pay up. Like me! LOL :?

I've learned that it's best to never have CA owe you money, this state can't budget to save their lives.

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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by sergeant » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:12 pm

I received mine from Ca. in two weeks.
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Post by N10sive » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:20 pm

I filed my taxes as soon as I could, got my CA return in less than a week. Filed my sisters taxes three weeks ago and she got hers within two weeks. I doubt there is a 3 month processing time.

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Post by Goal33 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:28 pm

I e-filed late at night on 2/20 and got my CA return first thing in the morning on 2/28
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Post by Frisco Kid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:40 pm

Mailed mine certified with return receipt requested, they received on 2/18, no return yet..............

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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by FelixTheCat » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:54 pm

Goal33 wrote:I e-filed late at night on 2/20 and got my CA return first thing in the morning on 2/28

I'm not talking to you. :D I filed 2/15 and my initial estimate was 3 months. Expedited to 2 months.

The story I was told that there are a lot more returns filed this year. I wonder why I am in "pay late" list.
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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by FelixTheCat » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:55 pm

N10sive wrote:I filed my taxes as soon as I could, got my CA return in less than a week. Filed my sisters taxes three weeks ago and she got hers within two weeks. I doubt there is a 3 month processing time.

I wish I saved a screen print from CA State Franchise Board. It told me 3 months.
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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by CAsage » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Perhaps not all returns are equally complex... I ensure that I owe a small amount to both the Governor and the IRS, on purpose, by carefully estimating my taxes each year. Not too much so it will hurt to file, but well under the minimum to avoid penalties etc. This year I owed the Governor $96 - yeah! (we won't mention the thousands he got earlier....)
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Post by rkhusky » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Did you request a paper check? Was your return particularly complicated?

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Post by DoubleClick » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:19 pm

I'm yet to receive mine:

We received your 2016 California Income Tax return on:Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
We are taking longer than expected to process your return.


Interestingly, I mailed this on Mar 11 ! Didn't know first class mail could be this fast :shock: .

I have a large refund due. Should I prod further or sit and wait?

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Post by TheEternalVortex » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:25 pm

DoubleClick wrote:I'm yet to receive mine:

We received your 2016 California Income Tax return on:Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
We are taking longer than expected to process your return.


Interestingly, I mailed this on Mar 11 ! Didn't know first class mail could be this fast :shock: .

I have a large refund due. Should I prod further or sit and wait?


I called and they said I have to wait twelve weeks. Meh

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Post by DoubleClick » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:51 pm

TheEternalVortex wrote:I called and they said I have to wait twelve weeks. Meh


Whoa.

Thanks, this saves me (and CA) a call.

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Post by JoMoney » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:33 pm

There was another similar thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=215858

When I checked the California "Where's My Refund" website, the status lead me to believe it could take 12 weeks, but it did not... It took a little over 1 month after it had been filed.
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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by sunny_socal » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:36 pm

Wow, a bit of a necropost! Well this year I got my CA refund in just a couple weeks.

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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by MikeG62 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:09 am

I live in NJ and this in on their web site:

Returns filed electronically may take a minimum of four weeks to validate and process.

Returns filed on paper may take a minimum of 12 weeks to validate and process.

Please allow for the minimum processing time before contacting us about your refund status.

However, I filed on March 7th and refund was deposited in my account on March 20th.

So I guess I would not place a lot of stock on what they are saying regarding processing times. Seems many other CA residents got their refund much faster that posted timeline.
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Post by sschullo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:15 am

Got mine weeks ago, within a week or ten days after filling.
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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by Who » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:54 am

It was quick for me. I filed my CA tax form on April 17. It is now April 21, and my refund is safely in my checking account.

(But I've got a super simple form for them to process. I live in AZ, but own rental property in CA. CA taxes the H out of my rental through the year, and I have to file to get most of the money back.)

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Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

Post by Frisco Kid » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:57 am

Snail mailed mine on 2/2, website message says they received 3/1. That is a month right there, it certainly only took a few days in the mail. Spoke to an agent a week ago who told me it is now in the final stages of processing and gave me a 24 hour recorded number to call to follow up of 1 800 338 0505 suggesting I wait a week to call. Called yesterday told still in final stages of processing. Prior years were never this slow. Our return is not complicated, received federal return in a timely manner. Other posters received theirs right away, kinda frustrating................ I can only assume the state is pocketing the interest.

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