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

SOLVEDby TurboTax1307Updated January 29, 2024

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 2023 federal return was accepted! page, open Your tax returns & documents, and then select 2023.
  3. Select Add a state to reopen 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 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. This will take you to the state section and you can proceed from there.

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