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Can I prepare and file just my state return using TurboTax?

SOLVEDby TurboTax930Updated January 20, 2022

No. The TurboTax state program is designed to transfer information from your federal return. For this reason, TurboTax state isn't sold as a standalone tax-preparation product.

You can use TurboTax to prepare and file your federal return without your statebut not the other way around.

If you already filed your federal return outside of TurboTax and just need to do your state, you can either:

  1. Contact your State Department of Revenue or visit their website to use their tax-filing service or download and print out their tax forms, or
  2. Re-create your federal return in the TurboTax software or TurboTax Online without filing it so you can prepare and file your state return using TurboTax
    • You'll need to print and mail your state return, as state returns can't be e-filed on their own

The first option is free; the second option requires paying for both federal and state returns, even though you won't be filing your federal.

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