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thatguy_allen
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What does ready to mail under my federal and state taxes mean

 
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xmasbaby0
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What does ready to mail under my federal and state taxes mean

It means you have not filed your tax return--or if you did mail it, the software does not know you put the return in an envelope and took it to a mailbox.

“Ready to Mail” indicates that you either chose to file by mail instead of e-filing your tax return, or that for some reason you were unable to e-file and need to file by mail.

 TurboTax does not mail your return for you.  You have to print it, sign it, and mail it yourself.  When you mail a tax return, you need to sign it on the bottom of the page where it says "Sign Here" and write in the date you signed it by the word "Date".  Attach copies of your W-2 and any other documents that show taxes withheld to the left side of the papers where it says "Attach Forms..."

When you print your return, it will print with filing instructions that tell you where to mail it.

It is not required, but is a good idea, to use a mailing service that will track your return or provide you with a receipt showing that the IRS got it--such as Fedex, UPS, or certified mail.

It will take about 4 weeks and then you can track the status of your return at the IRS website.

You can print your return by following the instructions below 

(Note:  Before you can print, your TurboTax fees must be paid)

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1944348-how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online

To send your tax return by mail and get a receipt to see that the IRS received it:

https://www.usps.com/taxes/welcome.htm

To track your Federal refund:   

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

To track your state refund:    

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433

On the IRS site you are also offered the use of an app called IRS2Go


If you want to switch from mailing to e-file:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2403338-how-do-i-change-from-mail-to-e-file?jump_to=answer_3985787


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What does ready to mail under my federal and state taxes mean

It means you have not filed your tax return--or if you did mail it, the software does not know you put the return in an envelope and took it to a mailbox.

“Ready to Mail” indicates that you either chose to file by mail instead of e-filing your tax return, or that for some reason you were unable to e-file and need to file by mail.

 TurboTax does not mail your return for you.  You have to print it, sign it, and mail it yourself.  When you mail a tax return, you need to sign it on the bottom of the page where it says "Sign Here" and write in the date you signed it by the word "Date".  Attach copies of your W-2 and any other documents that show taxes withheld to the left side of the papers where it says "Attach Forms..."

When you print your return, it will print with filing instructions that tell you where to mail it.

It is not required, but is a good idea, to use a mailing service that will track your return or provide you with a receipt showing that the IRS got it--such as Fedex, UPS, or certified mail.

It will take about 4 weeks and then you can track the status of your return at the IRS website.

You can print your return by following the instructions below 

(Note:  Before you can print, your TurboTax fees must be paid)

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1944348-how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online

To send your tax return by mail and get a receipt to see that the IRS received it:

https://www.usps.com/taxes/welcome.htm

To track your Federal refund:   

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

To track your state refund:    

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433

On the IRS site you are also offered the use of an app called IRS2Go


If you want to switch from mailing to e-file:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2403338-how-do-i-change-from-mail-to-e-file?jump_to=answer_3985787


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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