$16 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds
We are holding more than $16 million in returned state income tax refunds.
In 2013, the US Postal Service returned nearly 48,000 personal income tax refunds, ranging from $1 to $54,000. The vast majority of refunds, nearly 45,000, are for $1,000 or less. The main reason we receive returned refunds is taxpayers who moved and failed to update their addresses.
Taxpayers expecting a state refund, or unsure if they received their 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 refund. This year, more than 6 million California taxpayers received more than $6.2 billion directly into their bank accounts through direct deposit.
As of December 31, 2013, we issued more than 10.7 million refunds worth more than $10.5 billion.
For more information on other taxes and fees in California, go to taxes.ca.gov
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