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Diane Matlock Hatcher
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I had to mail my Federal Return. Can I e-file my State return? Diane Matlock Hatcher

This is for 2019 Tax Filing.
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JuttaS
Employee Writer

I had to mail my Federal Return. Can I e-file my State return? Diane Matlock Hatcher

It may have been possible for most states years ago, but no longer due to fraud/security reasons. This article goes into more detail:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/e-file/help/can-i-e-file-my-state-return-before-my-federal/01/2554...

 

You will probably have to paper-file but I'm not sure how that works in states that mandate e-filing, like New York. If you're filing NY state, wouldn't hurt to walk through the e-filing in TurboTax, it'll let you know what your options are.

xmasbaby0
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I had to mail my Federal Return. Can I e-file my State return? Diane Matlock Hatcher

No.  A state return cannot b e-filed unless the federal was e-filed.  You will need to mail the state. Federal and state returns go to DIFFERENT  addresses.  Read the mailing instruction page for where to send your state.

 

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s.  Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS/state received the return.

**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.**
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