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rothmack09
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If efile is electronic why does my status say printed?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

If efile is electronic why does my status say printed?

When you e-file your federal return you will receive two emails from TurboTax.  The first one will say that your return was submitted.  The second email will tell you if your federal return was accepted or rejected.  If you e-filed a state return, there will be a third email to tell you if the state accepted or rejected your state return.

First, check your e-file status to see if your return was accepted: 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

If the IRS accepted it, what does it say here?  

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

Or does your account say “Ready to Mail?”

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
phatgirl301988
New Member

If efile is electronic why does my status say printed?

Mines refund status says ready to mail what does that mean
xmasbaby0
Level 15

If efile is electronic why does my status say printed?

"Ready to mail" means that either you chose to file by mail instead of e-filing or that for some reason you cannot e-file.  TurboTax does not mail it for you.  You have to print, sign, and mail it yourself.  When you mail a tax return, you need to sign it on the bottom of the page where it says "Sign Here" and write in the date you signed it by the word "Date".  Attach copies of your W-2 and any other documents that show taxes withheld to the left side of the papers where it says "Attach Forms..."
When you print your return, it will print with filing instructions that tell you where to mail it.
It is not required, but is a good idea, to use a mailing service that will track your return or provide you with a receipt showing that the IRS got it--such as Fedex, UPS, or certified mail.
It will take about 4 weeks and then you can track the status of your return at the IRS website.
You can print your return by following the instructions below
(Note:  Before you can print, your TurboTax fees must be paid)
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1944348-how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online">http...>
To send your tax return by mail and get a receipt to see that the IRS received it:
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.usps.com/taxes/welcome.htm">https://www.usps.com/taxes/welcome.htm</a>
To track your Federal refund:   
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/refunds">https://www.irs.gov/refunds</a>
To track your state refund:    
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433">https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433</a>
On the IRS site you are also offered the use of an app called IRS2Go

If you want to switch from mailing to e-file:
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2403338-how-do-i-change-from-mail-to-e-file?jump_to=answer_3985787...>
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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