So, you’re wondering where your California State Tax Refund is? Well, you’re in the right place! 

In this article, we will share with you how to get more information on your tax refund, what you can do to check updates, and what may be causing the delays (if there are any.) but first, we’ll give you a little more information on California tax rates.

Where’s My Refund CA?

Here’s how to find out the status of your refund in California…

Where to Check the Status of Your Georgia State Income Tax Refund

To check the status of your California Tax Refund, you may visit their website at In order to access your refund information, you will be asked to provide the following details:

  • Your Social Security Number or SSN
  • The numbers in your mailing address (this is optional)
  • Your Zip Code
  • And the expected refund amount, provide this in whole dollars, no special characters

Once you have entered all the details, simply click on the “Check Your Refund” button to check the status of your refund.

How to Contact the California State Department of Revenue

You may also check your refund status offline. All you have to do is call the California State Department of Revenue to check your refund status.

Their hotline number is 1-800-338-0505. This is an automated help line that is available 24/7. To talk to a customer service representative, the number is 1-800-852-5711. You can get live help Monday – Friday from 8AM to 5PM. 

Although it is highly likely that the phone service representatives will have the same details as the website/portal. Please wait at least eight weeks before checking the status of your refund.

What Can Cause a Delay In Your CA Tax Refund?

If it takes a little while for your California state tax refund, there may be some delays. So what causes a delay?

Well, there are a number of different reasons that could cause a delay in your California state tax refunds. It may include some of the following, but are not limited to:

  • Not choosing direct deposit
  • Mailing a paper return or check sent through mail
  • There may be some math errors in your return or other adjustments.
  • The California Department of Revenue may need to get further verification on the information you have reported on your return. If this is the case, they may request additional information from you, and it may make the process take longer.
  • There may also be delays if you have used more than one form type to complete your return. 
  • Lastly, there may be delays because there is any missing information on your return, or you submitted while it is still incomplete.

To get your refund faster, be sure that all of the details you entered in your filing are correct. And make sure to submit your filing online and choose to get your refund deposited to your account instead. These will make the process faster and more convenient for you.

Should there be any delays with your California state tax refund, just call the hotline number we have provided above, or visit their website at

Tax Rates for California

To help you understand the tax rates for California, here’s a quick overview:

For Single or Married Filing Separately

Tax RateIncome LevelAmount of Tax Owed
1%$0 – $9,3251% of taxable income
2%$9,326 – $22,107$93.25 + 2% of income over $9,325
4%$22,108 – $34,892$348.89 + 4% of income over $22,107
6%$34,893 – $48,435$860.29 + 6% of income over $34,892
8%$48,436 – $61,214$1,672.87 + 8% of income over $48,435
9.3%$61,215 – $312,686$2,695.19 + 9.3% of income over $61,214
10.3%$312,687 – $375,221$26,082.09 + 10.3% of income over $312,686
11.3%$375,222 – $625,369$32,523.20 + 11.3% of income over $375,221
12.3%$625,370+$60,789.92 + 12.3% of income over $625,369

Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er)

Tax RateIncome LevelAmount of Tax Owed
1%$0 – $18,6501% of taxable income
2%$18,651 – $44,214$186.50 + 2% of income over $18,650
4%$44,215 – $69,784$697.78 + 4% of income over $44,214
6%$69,785 – $96,870$1,720.58 + 6% of income over $69,784
8%$96,871 – $122,428$3,345.74 + 8% of income over $96,870
9.3%$122,429 – $625,372$5,390.38 + 9.3% of income over $122,428
10.3%$625,373 – $750,442$52,164.17 + 10.3% of income over $625,372
11.3%$750,443 – $1,250,738$65,046.38 + 11.3% of income over $750,442
12.3%$1,250,739+$121,579.83 + 12.3% of income over $1,250,738

Head of Household

Tax RateIncome LevelAmount of Tax Owed
1%$0 – $18,6631% of taxable income
2%$18,664 – $44,217$186.63 + 2% of income over $18,663
4%$44,218 – $56,999$697.71 + 4% of income over $44,217
6%$57,000 – $70,542$1,208.99 + 6% of income over $56,999
8%$70,543 – $83,324$2,021.57 + 8% of income over $70,542
9.3%$83,325 – $425,251$3,044.13 + 9.3% of income over $83,324
10.3%$425,252 – $510,303$34,843.34 + 10.3% of income over $425,251
11.3%$510,304 – $850,503$43,603.70 + 11.3% of income over $510,303
12.3%$850,504+$82,046.30 + 12.3% of income over $850,503

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