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?Early tax filing?

I understand the IRS will not start taking 2020 tax forms until February 12, 2021, what happens to my tax forms if I file before then?

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?Early tax filing?

MY RETURN IS IN PENDING—what does that mean?


Did you e-file?  Did you click that big orange button that said “Transmit my returns now?”  If so, your return is now in “pending” on a server.  Do not try to change anything while your return is in pending. If your return is rejected you will be able to make corrections before re-filing.


The IRS will not be accepting/rejecting 2020 returns until Friday, February 12, 2021.  You need to watch your emails for the acceptance/rejection notice that may take until mid-February or later to arrive.   And watch your spam folder too.


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.


A state return cannot be accepted until the federal return has been accepted.






**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.**

?Early tax filing?

Champ xmasbaby0, thank you for your quick reply to my question.  I guess I should have waited until 2/12/21 to file, I hope my return does not get lost in the server Pending file.

?Early tax filing?

It’s stored in a data warehouse.  


?Early tax filing?

Thank you Champ Opus 17 for your reply.  Yea it is that big data warehouse I am concerned about, but too late to worry about it now.  I will be waiting & hoping my return will be found in that data warehouse and completed by the IRS so I can get my refund as soon as possible.

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