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I owe the state but do I have to pay state before I can receive my federal tax refund?

No The IRS is not paying attention to whether you have paid your state tax due.  Your federal refund will not be delayed because you owe the state.  Just pay the state by the states deadline.  And a state tax due cannot be paid from your federal refund.

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I owe the state but do I have to pay state before I can receive my federal tax refund?

No The IRS is not paying attention to whether you have paid your state tax due.  Your federal refund will not be delayed because you owe the state.  Just pay the state by the states deadline.  And a state tax due cannot be paid from your federal refund.

**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.**
BobB7
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I owe the state but do I have to pay state before I can receive my federal tax refund?

Note that you can file now but not pay the state until Apr 15th so you should have your Federal refund by then
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