California: Check Your Refund Status

You can check state tax at  Check Your Refund Status service.

Taxpayers who e-filed their returns and requested a direct deposit can expect their refund within 7-10 days. Taxpayers who filed a paper return late in the tax season can expect to wait up to 6-8 weeks. This is because paper-filed returns are processed manually along with the nearly 4 million other returns traditionally filed close to the April deadline.

To check a refund status, taxpayers need their:

  • Social security number.
  • Mailing address.
  • Refund amount shown on the tax return.