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nachris37
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My state return still says started, any reasons why?

 
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mesquitebean
Level 15

My state return still says started, any reasons why?

"Started" means it has not been finished and filed.   What state is it?

We can tell you how.   Have you already efiled the Federal return, and if so, has it been accepted?
nachris37
New Member

My state return still says started, any reasons why?

Yes I had already filed federal which was accepted however I filed for state and for some reason it still says started. (Massachusetts and Maine)
mesquitebean
Level 15

My state return still says started, any reasons why?

If you filed them before all the state forms were finalized for efiling, that can happen.  See the info I leave you below on how to finish and file.
nachris37
New Member

My state return still says started, any reasons why?

Thank you very much I was able to complete it. I appreciate your help.
mesquitebean
Level 15

My state return still says started, any reasons why?

You're welcome.  Good luck.
mesquitebean
Level 15

My state return still says started, any reasons why?

Since your Federal return has been accepted, and since it appears that all the Maine and Massachusetts forms are available, you should be able  to go back and open up your State returns to complete and file them.  Carefully review them before filing since the forms may have updated since you last worked on it.

NOTE:  When you go back to your account to finish and file your return, you may see a notice to finish and file the state returns.  If so, you can follow that path to see if it gets you back to the state return.

If it doesn't, here's a way to open the state return back up.  Don't make any changes to the Federal return, since it has already been filed.

  • Log in and go to the section "Your Tax Returns & Documents."  Click on that line or the word SHOW to expand that section.
  • Choose 2017.
  • Choose "Add a state."  (you're not really adding one; that's just to get the return to open up.)
  • Once the return is open, you can go to the State Taxes tab to complete the state returns.  Carefully review them before filing since some of the forms may have updated.  Continue in that section until it says "Done with State" (or similar words.)
  • Also step through the REVIEW tab to run the error check and be sure all is in order.
  • Then go to the FILE section to select a filing method, and choose to file only the State returns.
  • If efiling, make sure you go all the way to the end and click on "Transmit My Returns Now."
  • If filing by mail, you will need to print, sign, and mail the return yourself.  TurboTax does not mail it for you.
NOTE:  Do NOT use this method to open a return to make changes/edits to an already-filed return (one that has actually been mailed or efiled.)   If you later need to make changes to an already-filed return, you have to go through the formal amending process, and your return must start off exactly as originally filed.
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