Kansans, your refunds are released!
Tax secrets are out ... maybe

California refunds back on track, too

UPDATE, March 6:
Despite enactment of a budget,
state tax refunds are still on hold.

The California legislature this morning finally resolved that state's budget crisis and agreed to a plan that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign shorty.

The new 18-month budget includes $15 billion in permanent spending cuts, $12.8 billion in temporary tax increases and $11.4 billion in borrowing.

Of particular short-term interest is that the plan should free up money so that the state's tax office can start sending out the refunds that were on hold.

"By passing this difficult budget we keep infrastructure projects moving, keep teachers teaching, keep small businesses getting paid, keep taxpayers getting the refunds they are due and keep California eligible for federal stimulus," Assembly Speaker Karen Bass said in a statement.

Here's hoping that the fiscal deals reached in California and, a few days ago, Kansas are the end this year as far as budgetary impact on tax refunds.

To make sure that you don't have to worry about future state (and federal) refunds, be it concerns about lost checks or sticky-fingered state treasuries, make sure your withholding amounts are accurate.

That way, you'll have your cash in hand during the year instead of waiting to get it back from the tax collector months later.


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Randy Koch

I'd at least like to hear something from the state as to when tax refunds (mine in particular) will be went out.

I am in in a domestic partner relationship where my partner is disabled. Since we live on only my income, times are always tight.

If filed my state return on February 1, so come on people show me the money! We are really smarting right now!

Holly Santistevan

When are California tax refunds going to be refunded? I hope I can tell them to wait to pay my taxes, like they have made me wait to receive my refund.

This delay has been a financial hardship. Maybe I can get my refund from the taxes used by legislators to go on unnecessary trips and illegaly spend tax dollars. I am a native Californian and I cannot believe what politicians have done to our state.

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