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Where’s My California State Refund 2017? CA State Tax Return 2016

Check Your 2017 California State Refund Status. Where’s My California State Refund?

You will need your social security number, numbers in your mailing address, your zip code, and your 2017 CA tax refund amount claimed on your 2016 California tax return. Where’s My California State Refund?

*Refund amount Where's My California State Refund?claimed on your 2016 California tax return:
  • 540 2EZ, line 23
  • 540, line 93
  • 540NR Short or Long Form, line 103
Obtaining taxpayer account information is the privilege of individual taxpayers or their authorized representatives. Unauthorized access to account information is unlawful as described in Section 502 of the California Penal Code.
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California State Tax Refund Status Information


You can check the status of your California State tax refund online at the California Franchise Tax Board website. You will need to know the primary Social Security Number, complete mailing address, and the exact amount of your anticipated refund. Click below to check the status of your California State tax refund:CA State Tax Refund Status

2016 California Tax Rates and Exemptions

Individual tax rates

  • The maximum rate for individuals is 12.3%
  • The AMT rate for individuals is 7%
  • The Mental Health Services Tax Rate is 1% for taxable income in excess of $1,000,000.

Exemption credits

Filing Status/Qualification Exemption amount
Married/Registered Domestic Partner (RDP) filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $222
Single, married/RDP filing separately, or head of household $111
Dependent $344
Blind $111
Age 65 or older $111

Phaseout of exemption credits

Higher-income taxpayers’ exemption credits are reduced as follows:

Filing status Reduce each credit by: For each: Federal AGI exceeds:
Single $6 $2,500 $182,459
Married/RDP filing separately $6 $1,250 $182,459
Head of household $6 $2,500 $273,692
Married/RDP filing jointly $12 $2,500 $364,923
Qualifying widow(er) $12 $2,500 $364,923

When applying the phaseout amount, apply the $6/$12 amount to each exemption credit, but do not reduce the credit below zero. If a personal exemption credit is less than the phaseout amount, do not apply the excess against a dependent exemption credit.

Standard deductions

The standard deduction amounts for:

Filing status Deduction amount
Single or married/RDP filing separately $4,129
Married/RDP filing jointly, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) $8,258
The minimum standard deduction for dependents $1,050

Reduction in itemized deductions

Itemized deductions must be reduced by the lesser of 6% of the excess of the taxpayer’s federal AGI over the threshold amount or 80% of the amount of itemized deductions otherwise allowed for the taxable year.

Filing status AGI threshold
Single or married/RDP filing separately $182,459
Head of household $273,692
Married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $364,923

Earned Income Tax Credit

The California earned income tax credit is available to California households with federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of:

  • Less than $6,718 if there are no qualifying children.
  • Less than $10,088 if there is one qualifying child.
  • Less than $14,162 if there are two or more qualifying children.

The maximum amount of investment income to remain eligible for the credit is $3,471.

Nonrefundable Renter’s credit

This nonrefundable, non-carryover credit for renters is available for:

  • Single or married/RDP filing separately with a California AGI of $39,062 or less.
    • The credit is $60.
  • Married/RDP filing jointly, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with a California AGI of $78,125 or less.
    • The credit is $120.

Miscellaneous credits

  • Qualified senior head of household credit
    • 2% of California taxable income
    • Maximum California AGI of $71,370
    • Maximum credit of $1,345
  • Joint custody head of household credit/dependent parent credit
    • 30% of net tax
    • Maximum credit of $440

AMT exemption

Filing status Amount
Married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $89,467
Single or head of household $67,101
Married/RDP filing separately, estates, or trusts $44,732

AMT exemption phaseout

Filing status Amount
Married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $335,502
Single or head of household $251,626
Married/RDP filing separately, estates, or trusts $167,749

FTB cost recovery fees

Fee type Fee
Bank and corporation filing enforcement fee $100
Bank and corporation collection fee $365
Personal income tax filing enforcement fee $81
Personal income tax collection fee $266

The personal income tax fees apply to individuals and partnerships, as well as limited liability companies that are classified as partnerships. The bank and corporation fees apply to banks and corporations, as well as limited liability companies that are classified as corporations. Interest does not accrue on these cost recovery fees.

2016 California Tax Rate Schedules

Schedule X — Single or married/RDP filing separately

If the taxable income is
Over But not over Tax is Of amount over
$0 $8,015 $0.00 plus 1.00% $0
$8,015 $19,001 $80.15 plus 2.00% $8,015
$19,001 $29,989 $299.87 plus 4.00% $19,001
$29,989 $41,629 $739.39 plus 6.00% $29,989
$41,629 $52,612 $1,437.79 plus 8.00% $41,629
$52,612 $268,750 $2,316.43 plus 9.30% $52,612
$268,750 $322,499 $22,417.26 plus 10.30% $268,750
$322,499 $537,498 $27,953.41 plus 11.30% $322,499
$537,498 AND OVER $52,248.30 plus 12.30% $537,498

Schedule Y — Married/RDP filing jointly, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child

If the taxable income is
Over But not over Tax is Of amount over
$0 $16,030 $0.00 plus 1.00% $0
$16,030 $38,002 $160.30 plus 2.00% $16,030
$38,002 $59,978 $599.74 plus 4.00% $38,002
$59,978 $83,258 $1,478.78 plus 6.00% $59,978
$83,258 $105,224 $2,875.58 plus 8.00% $83,258
$105,224 $537,500 $4,632.86 plus 9.30% $105,224
$537,500 $644,998 $44,834.53 plus 10.30% $537,500
$644,998 $1,074,996 $55,906.82 plus 11.30% $644,998
$1,074,996 AND OVER $104,496.59 plus 12.30% $1,074,996

Schedule Z — Head of household

If the taxable income is
Over But not over Tax is Of amount over
$0 $16,040 $0.00 plus 1.00% $0
$16,040 $38,003 $160.40 plus 2.00% $16,040
$38,003 $48,990 $599.66 plus 4.00% $38,003
$48,990 $60,630 $1,039.14 plus 6.00% $48,990
$60,630 $71,615 $1,737.54 plus 8.00% $60,630
$71,615 $365,499 $2,616.34 plus 9.30% $71,615
$365,499 $438,599 $29,947.55 plus 10.30% $365,499
$438,599 $730,997 $37,476.85 plus 11.30% $438,599
$730,997 AND OVER $70,517.82 plus 12.30% $730,997

Individual Filing Requirements

If your gross income or adjusted gross income is more than the amount shown in the chart below for your filing status, age, and number of dependents, then you have a filing requirement.

Filing Status Age as of December 31, 2016* California Gross Income California Adjusted Gross Income
Dependents Dependents
0 1 2 or more 0 1 2 or more
Single or head of household Under 65 $16,597 $28,064 $36,664 $13,278 $24,745 $33,345
65 or older $22,147 $30,747 $37,627 $18,828 $27,428 $34,308
Married/RDP filing jointly or separately Under 65 (both spouses/RDPs) $33,197 $44,664 $53,264 $26,558 $38,025 $46,625
65 or older (one spouse) $38,747 $47,347 $54,227 $32,108 $40,708 $47,588
65 or older
(both spouses/RDPs)
$44,297 $52,897 $59,777 $37,658 $46,258 $53,138
Qualifying widow(er) Under 65 N/A $28,064 $36,664 N/A $24,745 $33,345
65 or older N/A $30,747 $37,627 N/A $27,428 $34,308
Dependent of another person (Any filing status) Under 65 More than your standard deduction
65 or older More than your standard deduction

* If you turn 65 on January 1, 2017, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2016.

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