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State form print outs still saying "do not file, form not final" but the schedule for updated forms says "available" what's wrong?

 
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State form print outs still saying "do not file, form not final" but the schedule for updated forms says "available" what's wrong?

Try this method, and if it doesn't work, then use the second method.

  • Log in and go to your 2016 Tax Timeline.
  • There will no longer be a "Take me to my return" button.  So open your return this way:
  • Scroll to "Some things you can do."
  • Choose "Add a state." (you don't really add one--that's just to open the return.)
  • Once the return is open you can go to the State Taxes tab to review or finish the return if necessary.  Some of the forms may have updated since you were last there.
  • Then go to the REVIEW tab and step through that.
  • Then go through the screens at the FILE tab and select to "file by mail".
  • It should then offer you a chance to print the return and Filing Instructions.   Is the watermark gone?

If the watermark is still there, then try this:

  • While your return is still open, click at the top on MY ACCOUNT.
  • Then choose PRINT CENTER.
  • Then choose "Print/save/view this year's return."  It may offer you a PDF "as filed with government" and one with "all forms for government and worksheets" and one for "all forms."   See if one of those has clear forms without the watermark.

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State form print outs still saying "do not file, form not final" but the schedule for updated forms says "available" what's wrong?

I can probably tell you how to print without the watermark.  Are you needing to print for your records, or to print to file by mail?  Or do you plan to efile?

Did you efile the Federal return, and has it been accepted?
bf7232
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State form print outs still saying "do not file, form not final" but the schedule for updated forms says "available" what's wrong?

I did Efile my federal. it has already been accepted, approved, and I received my refund in February. I must file my state return by mail.
bf7232
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State form print outs still saying "do not file, form not final" but the schedule for updated forms says "available" what's wrong?

perfect! Thank you!

State form print outs still saying "do not file, form not final" but the schedule for updated forms says "available" what's wrong?

Great news!   You're welcome.  Did you have to use method one or two?

State form print outs still saying "do not file, form not final" but the schedule for updated forms says "available" what's wrong?

Try this method, and if it doesn't work, then use the second method.

  • Log in and go to your 2016 Tax Timeline.
  • There will no longer be a "Take me to my return" button.  So open your return this way:
  • Scroll to "Some things you can do."
  • Choose "Add a state." (you don't really add one--that's just to open the return.)
  • Once the return is open you can go to the State Taxes tab to review or finish the return if necessary.  Some of the forms may have updated since you were last there.
  • Then go to the REVIEW tab and step through that.
  • Then go through the screens at the FILE tab and select to "file by mail".
  • It should then offer you a chance to print the return and Filing Instructions.   Is the watermark gone?

If the watermark is still there, then try this:

  • While your return is still open, click at the top on MY ACCOUNT.
  • Then choose PRINT CENTER.
  • Then choose "Print/save/view this year's return."  It may offer you a PDF "as filed with government" and one with "all forms for government and worksheets" and one for "all forms."   See if one of those has clear forms without the watermark.

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