California: Check Your Refund Status
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.