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malyssah760
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Did anyone file California state ?

I went to file my taxes and it said form 540 was not ready for the state so I hit continue and then it filed my taxes . I’m confused because if the form wasn’t ready , how did it get filed . anyone else have this issue ?
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DawnC
Employee Tax Expert

Did anyone file California state ?

It sounds like you have e-filed both the federal and state returns.  But the form is available to e-file, so it should be fine.  Neither the IRS nor California has started accepting returns yet, and your returns will stay in pending status until they do.    If you see form 540 in your return, then it was e-filed with your return.   You are good, just waiting on the taxing authorities to start accepting returns.  Once that happens, you will see the 'pending' status change.  🙂    @malyssah760

 

 

 

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CatinaT1
Employee Tax Expert

Did anyone file California state ?

The California Form 540 is available for e-filing.  The printable form will not be available until Jan 30, 2020.

 

See this article for California Individual Form Availability.

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freeskier989
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Did anyone file California state ?

This happened to me as well said not available but was able to efile.

DawnC
Employee Tax Expert

Did anyone file California state ?

The form is available for e-filing.  The printable version is what is not yet available.  Make sure that you have selected E-file and not File by Mail.   Also, if you are using desktop software instead of the Online version, make sure your software is updated.  

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malyssah760
Level 2

Did anyone file California state ?

Thank you for replying . I hit to notify me when form was available and then hit continue and it folded my taxes . I selected to E-file during the process of my taxes so I am assuming that it automatically emailed my state when I hit continue . Both federal and state both say filed and pending . When I click on my tax forms I do see form 540 and it has “ Efile only , do not mail “ all over it .  Would Turbo Tax have filed my state i with out the form ? 

DawnC
Employee Tax Expert

Did anyone file California state ?

It sounds like you have e-filed both the federal and state returns.  But the form is available to e-file, so it should be fine.  Neither the IRS nor California has started accepting returns yet, and your returns will stay in pending status until they do.    If you see form 540 in your return, then it was e-filed with your return.   You are good, just waiting on the taxing authorities to start accepting returns.  Once that happens, you will see the 'pending' status change.  🙂    @malyssah760

 

 

 

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hnsvay
Returning Member

Did anyone file California state ?

I received the same message on Monday and e-filed both my federal shows accepted but my California shows pending and I don't see the 540 when I review the return only my federal return is there. Should I be worried about this since others are seeing the 540?

malyssah760
Level 2

Did anyone file California state ?

Thank you !

zq1
Returning Member

Did anyone file California state ?

Hi 

My son worked 1/2 the year in Boston MA and then took a job in California mid year. Turbo tax is giving him a credit on the CA state return for the State taxes he paid to MA for the 1st 1/2 of the year. Is this correct?

 

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