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I cannot file my federal return because certain forms are not available. Does this preclude me from filing my state return as well?

I would like to file my state return now because it will help me pay my federal taxes.

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I cannot file my federal return because certain forms are not available. Does this preclude me from filing my state return as well?

Unfortunately, you cannot E-file your State Income Tax Return before you E-file your Federal Income Tax Return. 

You can, However, mail your State return at any time and E-file your Federal later.  

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I cannot file my federal return because certain forms are not available. Does this preclude me from filing my state return as well?

Unfortunately, you cannot E-file your State Income Tax Return before you E-file your Federal Income Tax Return. 

You can, However, mail your State return at any time and E-file your Federal later.  

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I cannot file my federal return because certain forms are not available. Does this preclude me from filing my state return as well?

since you were so helpful, help me also with this please.  Apparently I am going to be charged a penalty for being under withheld, but the only reason I am under withheld is because my withholding rate was lowered after the tax reform bill became law.  How can I use my turbo tax to explain this?
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I cannot file my federal return because certain forms are not available. Does this preclude me from filing my state return as well?

No Need.  The IRS knows many people are in your position.  They are going to waive the penalty.  See the following from the IRS. <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-waives-penalty-for-many-whose-tax-withholding-and-estimated-tax-pay...>
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I cannot file my federal return because certain forms are not available. Does this preclude me from filing my state return as well?

thank you, sir.  you are a prince!