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Over $15 Million in Returned Tax Refund Checks

We are holding more than $15 million in returned state income tax refunds.

This year nearly 49,000 refunds, ranging from $1 to $218,000 were returned to the state by the US Postal Service.

Typically, refunds are returned because the taxpayer changed residences after filing a tax return. Encourage your clients to update their address by using MyFTB Account at We reissue returned refunds automatically once we receive a new address.

Your clients who are expecting a state refund, or are unsure if they received their refund, who can access Check Your Refund Status on our website. This service is available in both English and Spanish.

Encourage your clients to use direct deposit when filing their tax returns. Direct deposit is a fast and secure method to receive your tax refund within days rather than waiting weeks for a refund check in the mail. Plus, direct deposit eliminates returned refund checks due to inaccurate addresses. This year, more than 4.6 million California taxpayers used direct deposit to receive nearly $4 billion directly into their bank accounts.

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