@TurboTaxEbonyLLo Speaking for regular tax refunds, what is the time for federal refunds and CA refunds? (not amended)
All were mailed at the same time but the scenarios are different below: For 2017, got the federal refund already BUT not the CA refund. (how can IRS be faster than state?) For the 2016 amended, got the CA amended refund BUT not the federal amended refund.
As long as the the IRS and state don't find any errors or issues with the returns, federal up to 21 days after IRS accepts it and up to 4 weeks for CA. You can find all of this information in all of the links that I have provided you above.
@TurboTaxEbonyLLo Thanks for clarifying. So for federal refunds, it only takes 21 days from when it is processed to receive refund. But for federal amended refunds, it can take up to 16 weeks (112 days)????? That's a big difference.
For CA refunds, it takes 4 weeks from when it is processed to receive refund. But for state amended refund it can take 16 weeks (112 days)??? That's a big difference also.
No problem. That is correct. IRS takes longer to process and approve amended returns because they are checking them against their system and information and implementing all of the changes and adjusting the numbers as needed. They say it can take up to 16 weeks but it also depends on how busy they are and how much of a backlog they may or may not have. For CA refunds it can take up to 4 weeks for regular refunds and up to 4 months which is also 16 weeks for amended returns for the same reason as the IRS.