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How do I e-file my state after I already filed my federal?

SOLVEDby TurboTax769Updated January 10, 2022

Although you can e-file your federal and state taxes together, if you choose to e-file your federal first, you'll have to wait until that return has been accepted before you can e-file your state.

If your federal hasn't been accepted, or you printed and mailed it, you won't be able to e-file your state but you can print and mail a paper return.

Married filers: If you e-filed your federal using the joint married status, but you want to e-file your state returns separately, only one of you will be able to e-file. The other must paper-file their state return.

  1. Sign in to TurboTax.
  2. On the Your 2021 federal return was accepted! page, scroll down to Your tax returns & documents, select Show, and then select 2021
  3. Now select Add a state (this reopens your return)
    • Note: if you've already started your state return, you can select Continue your return in the state tax return box
  4. Select State from the left menu (on mobile devices, tap in the upper-left corner to open the menu)
  5. On the Let's get your state taxes done right screen, select Continue and follow the instructions

With your return open, select the State Taxes tab near the top. This will take you to the state section and you can proceed from there.

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