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Check My State Tax Refund Status

Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

Check your California State Tax Refund Status. Please have your social security number, mailing address, and refund amount ready.

General Information: 800-338-0505

Related Services: File Your Income Taxes

Frequently Asked Questions

The maximum SDI withholding tax for 2015 is $939.40 ($104,378 x .90%).

You may be entitled to claim a credit for excess SDI (or VPDI) only if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • You had two or more employers during 2015.
  • You received more than $104,378 in wages.
  • The amounts of SDI (or VPDI) withheld appear on your Forms W-2.

You may claim the excess SDI or (VPDI), Form 540, or Long Form 540NR. You cannot claim the excess SDI (or VPDI) on Form 540 2EZ or Short Form 540NR. If you normally file Form 540 2EZ and are eligible to claim excess SDI (or VPDI) you should switch to Form 540 to claim the credit. Short Form 540NR filers must use Long Form 540NR to claim the credit.

If your refund check was lost or stolen, we need to place a stop payment on your refund. Please call during business hours for assistance.

Phone

  • 800.852.5711
  • 916.845.6500 (outside the U.S.)
  • Press 1 for personal income tax, press 6 for other information, then press 2 for general tax questions and to speak to a representative.

TTY/TDD

  • 800.822.6268 (for persons with hearing or speech impairments)

You will generally receive your state refund within:

  • 7-10 business days if you file your return electrically or
  • 8-12 weeks from the date you mailed your return

If the timeframe has passed and you still have not received your refund, please call during business hours.

Phone

  • 800.852.5711
  • 916.845.6500 (outside the U.S.)
  • Press 1 for personal income tax, press 6 for other information, then press 2 for general tax information and to speak to a representative.

TTY/TDD

  • 800.822.6268 (for persons with hearing or speech impairments)

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