Sorry you can not do that. You can not move a current year desktop return into the Online version. You can only transfer a desktop return into the next year. Why do you want to efile state from the Online version? Why can't you efile from your desktop program? Are you trying to save the 24.99 state efile fee? That won't work.
You can not apply the Desktop CD/Download purchase to the Online version. You would have to start over in Online and pay for Online again. Did you file federal from the desktop program? You can only efile state from the same desktop return you filed federal.
You should be able to efile state or it should say why you can't. You might have a form you can't efile. Go back though the File tab and try to efile state. But first look up the federal efile status iin your return.....
Go up to FILE - Electronic Filing - Check Electronic Filing Status.
Then if federal was accepted SAVE the return, FILE - SAVE.
Appreciate the tips I do my taxes every year without issue but this is my first joint tax filing while being married.
You can not transfer from or combine 2 returns or accounts. Just pick the return for the spouse that has the most complicated return to enter or has any depreciation or business or more investments. Or use the account/return for whoever you want to be listed first going forward (by the way you can not change the order of the names). Then add the other spouse's name, ssn and info to it.
You should usually file a Joint return which is only 1 return combined for the both of you.
And info on Getting Married…..
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