State Wants to Return $14 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds
We are holding more than $14 million in returned state income tax refunds.
This year, the US Postal Service returned nearly 48,000 tax refunds, ranging from $1 to $35,000. Taxpayers who moved and failed to update their address is the main reason refunds are returned.
To update your address, go to Access MyFTB Account feature on our website. We reissue returned tax refunds automatically once we receive a new address.
Taxpayers who expect a state tax refund or are unsure if they received their tax refund, can access our Check Your Refund Status.
We offer this service in both English and Spanish. We encourage taxpayers 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 paper tax refund. This year, more than 6 million California taxpayers received more than $6.2 billion directly into their bank accounts through direct deposit.