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jimmybob694407
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Two steps away won’t continue

 
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mesquitebean
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Two steps away won’t continue

That's likely because all the forms in your return are not yet ready.   Some more of the Federal forms will become available Friday, January 18.  Others may take longer, depending on what you need in your return.

Open your return, and in the left menu column, step through the REVIEW tab to see what forms you are awaiting.  When available, the dates in the columns in these FAQs will switch to "available."

Federal forms availability dates:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908854-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-federal-products-exc...  

State forms availability dates:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908857-state-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-individual-per...


The IRS will not start processing returns until January 29.  If you efile before then, your return will just sit stockpiled on TurboTax servers until the IRS starts pulling them on January 29 (except for a few test returns pulled early.)   You won't be able to retrieve the return if you notice a mistake, get an additional W-2, 1099, etc.   If you efile at this early point in time and need to change something, you'd have to wait until after January 29 to first find out if your return was accepted or rejected.   If rejected, you could make any change and resubmit.  If accepted, that would require waiting on any refund, then preparing an amended return, which can be a hassle.

Also, if you have EIC (earned income credit, aka EITC) or ACTC (additional child tax credit), the IRS will start processing them on Jan. 29, but will not start releasing those refunds until February 15.  That means people with those types of credits may not start receiving their refunds until around February 27.

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mesquitebean
Level 15

Two steps away won’t continue

That's likely because all the forms in your return are not yet ready.   Some more of the Federal forms will become available Friday, January 18.  Others may take longer, depending on what you need in your return.

Open your return, and in the left menu column, step through the REVIEW tab to see what forms you are awaiting.  When available, the dates in the columns in these FAQs will switch to "available."

Federal forms availability dates:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908854-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-federal-products-exc...  

State forms availability dates:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908857-state-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-individual-per...


The IRS will not start processing returns until January 29.  If you efile before then, your return will just sit stockpiled on TurboTax servers until the IRS starts pulling them on January 29 (except for a few test returns pulled early.)   You won't be able to retrieve the return if you notice a mistake, get an additional W-2, 1099, etc.   If you efile at this early point in time and need to change something, you'd have to wait until after January 29 to first find out if your return was accepted or rejected.   If rejected, you could make any change and resubmit.  If accepted, that would require waiting on any refund, then preparing an amended return, which can be a hassle.

Also, if you have EIC (earned income credit, aka EITC) or ACTC (additional child tax credit), the IRS will start processing them on Jan. 29, but will not start releasing those refunds until February 15.  That means people with those types of credits may not start receiving their refunds until around February 27.
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