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State of California Franchise Tax Board

How Can I Check the Status of a Prior Year Tax Refund?


To check the status of your California personal income tax refund for a prior year, call between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, except state holidays.


  • 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.


  • 800.822.6268 (for persons with hearing or speech impairments)k
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