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etax2215
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How do I change my filing status from mail in to e-file

I've already selected mail in and saved it, then logged out.  I've changed my mind and want to e-file.  But can't figure out how to change it in Turbo Tax
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mesquitebean
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How do I change my filing status from mail in to e-file

As long as you have not actually filed (mailed or efiled), here's how to change filing methods if TurboTax thinks you are finished:

  • Log in and go to your 2016 Tax Timeline.
  • If TurboTax thinks you are finished, there will be no orange "Take me to my return" button.
  • So in that case, scroll down to "Some things you can do."
  • Choose "Add a State."  (you don't really add one; that's just to get the return to open up.)
  • Once the return is open, go through the REVIEW tab to be sure all is still in order.
  • Then go through the FILE tab and change the filing method to "efile."
  • Then be sure you go all the way to the end to the final screen which has a button "Transmit Returns Now" and click that.

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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