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State before Federal

I am trying to file State Tax before Federal especially since the delay to July 15. Maryland is giving refund and Federal is not where I owed. How can I do this???

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State before Federal

 You can't e-file your State return. You can only e-file your State using TurboTax if you also e-file your Federal return.  Your Federal return must has been accepted to file just a State return.  If you filed your Federal return with TurboTax, you can then file just a state returns.  On the screen where it asks what returns you want to file, check Do not file Federal.

 

You can file your Federal return now with the State, when you go through the file the file section., choose to pay your Federal taxes owed by check.  Then when you are ready to pay your Federal Taxes you can either pay by check, or go to the IRS websites to pay online.

 

Pay Federal Taxes online:

https://www.irs.gov/payments/direct-pay

 

To pay by check.  You will need the Federal payment voucher 1040-V to mail with your check.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040v.pdf

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State before Federal

It's no longer possible to e-file state returns before the federal.

You can e-file both federal and state returns now and pay the amount you owe later. There is no penalty or interest until July 15th.

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Level 15

State before Federal

 You can't e-file your State return. You can only e-file your State using TurboTax if you also e-file your Federal return.  Your Federal return must has been accepted to file just a State return.  If you filed your Federal return with TurboTax, you can then file just a state returns.  On the screen where it asks what returns you want to file, check Do not file Federal.

 

You can file your Federal return now with the State, when you go through the file the file section., choose to pay your Federal taxes owed by check.  Then when you are ready to pay your Federal Taxes you can either pay by check, or go to the IRS websites to pay online.

 

Pay Federal Taxes online:

https://www.irs.gov/payments/direct-pay

 

To pay by check.  You will need the Federal payment voucher 1040-V to mail with your check.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040v.pdf

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