It typically takes up to three weeks to process refunds for e-filed California returns, and up to four weeks for mailed returns. Some returns may take additional time to review, impacting refund processing. View current California Returns and Refunds processing times.
You can track your refund at the State of California Franchise Tax Board Where's my refund? page. Select Check refund.
California will ask you to enter the exact amount of your expected refund in whole dollars in order to find its status. To find it:
- Sign in to TurboTax and you’ll see the amount of your refund.
(If you're using the mobile app, you may need to scroll down to find the amount.)
- You can also find it on your printed or saved California return:
- 540 2EZ – Line 32
- 540 – Line 99
- 540NR Short or Long Form – Line 103
If there’s a problem
Contact the California Franchise Tax Board if you have questions about your refund. That's the quickest way to determine your refund status.
Unfortunately, TurboTax doesn't distribute refunds and we can't help with any delays in that process.