How to electronically file the state tax return before you electronically file the federal tax return or if you’ve already filed the federal return by mail and want to electronically file the state return

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How to electronically file the state tax return before you electronically file the federal tax return or if you’ve already filed the federal return by mail and want to electronically file the state return

 SUMMARY

 This article demonstrates how to electronically file the state tax return before you electronically file the federal tax return or if you’ve already filed the federal return by mail and want to electronically file the state return.

 MORE INFORMATION

 New for 2010, you can transmit the state return before the federal return. To send the state return first, follow these steps:

  • Add the state electronic filing form to the return.

  • Click Queue on the toolbar.

  • Select the check box for the state you want to transmit. Do not select the Federal check box.

  • Click Queue. Simple Tax 1040 takes you to the Work in Progress screen.

  • Click Transmit on the toolbar.

  • Click Transmit on the Transmit to Central Site dialog.

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