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I E-filed my federal return; but since I was only getting 4 dollars on the state; I choose to apply to next year state. how does turbo tax file my state?

 
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ThomasM
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I E-filed my federal return; but since I was only getting 4 dollars on the state; I choose to apply to next year state. how does turbo tax file my state?

If you elected to e-file both your federal and state returns, then TurboTax will transmit each one to the appropriate tax agency.  Even though you're carrying your state refund forward to next year, you would still have had to select a filing method for TurboTax to know what to do with the return.

Did you elect to e-file your state return?  If not -- if you told TurboTax to e-file your federal and that you'd "file my state return later" -- then you will need to go back into the File tab and answer how you want to file your state return.  You can e-file it or tell TurboTax you want to file on paper (by mail), in which case you'll print the return, sign it, and mail it.

The choice is yours.  But if you're unsure what method you selected (or if you didn't select a method for state), then you need to revisit the File section.  

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ThomasM
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I E-filed my federal return; but since I was only getting 4 dollars on the state; I choose to apply to next year state. how does turbo tax file my state?

If you elected to e-file both your federal and state returns, then TurboTax will transmit each one to the appropriate tax agency.  Even though you're carrying your state refund forward to next year, you would still have had to select a filing method for TurboTax to know what to do with the return.

Did you elect to e-file your state return?  If not -- if you told TurboTax to e-file your federal and that you'd "file my state return later" -- then you will need to go back into the File tab and answer how you want to file your state return.  You can e-file it or tell TurboTax you want to file on paper (by mail), in which case you'll print the return, sign it, and mail it.

The choice is yours.  But if you're unsure what method you selected (or if you didn't select a method for state), then you need to revisit the File section.  

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