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gthorne
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OK so there are some forms currently outstanding needed to complete the federal return .....but why wont turbotax allow me to at least file my state return for now ?

 
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DoninGA
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OK so there are some forms currently outstanding needed to complete the federal return .....but why wont turbotax allow me to at least file my state return for now ?

A state tax return cannot be e-filed before a federal tax return.  The federal and state tax return must be e-filed at the same time.  Or the state return can be e-filed after the federal return has been e-filed and accepted by the IRS.

These procedures were put in place a couple of years ago to reduce the number of fraudulent state tax returns being filed.

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DoninGA
Level 15

OK so there are some forms currently outstanding needed to complete the federal return .....but why wont turbotax allow me to at least file my state return for now ?

A state tax return cannot be e-filed before a federal tax return.  The federal and state tax return must be e-filed at the same time.  Or the state return can be e-filed after the federal return has been e-filed and accepted by the IRS.

These procedures were put in place a couple of years ago to reduce the number of fraudulent state tax returns being filed.

IreneS
Intuit Alumni

OK so there are some forms currently outstanding needed to complete the federal return .....but why wont turbotax allow me to at least file my state return for now ?

You cannot e-file your state return by itself without the federal.

E-filing a state by itself is only allowed once a federal return is accepted/rejected.


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