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meganmaryrullo
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You've gotten such an amazing head start on your taxes this year that some of the forms you need to complete your federal return haven't been finalized. ?????

what does this mean?
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Opus 17
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You've gotten such an amazing head start on your taxes this year that some of the forms you need to complete your federal return haven't been finalized. ?????

It means that Turbotax opens up for filing before they are actually ready, in order to capture market share.  Federal and state forms that have changes from last year need to go through an approval process, and not all the forms are ready right now.  At least one of the forms you need isn't ready yet.  

Since the IRS will not actually process tax returns until January 23, you lose nothing by waiting until then to try and file.  Most forms should be finalized by then.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

You've gotten such an amazing head start on your taxes this year that some of the forms you need to complete your federal return haven't been finalized. ?????

It means that Turbotax opens up for filing before they are actually ready, in order to capture market share.  Federal and state forms that have changes from last year need to go through an approval process, and not all the forms are ready right now.  At least one of the forms you need isn't ready yet.  

Since the IRS will not actually process tax returns until January 23, you lose nothing by waiting until then to try and file.  Most forms should be finalized by then.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
SweetieJean
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You've gotten such an amazing head start on your taxes this year that some of the forms you need to complete your federal return haven't been finalized. ?????

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