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Category: State Tax Questions

How do I check the status of my State Return?

If you e-filed both a federal and a state return electronically, the state return will not be processed until your federal return has been accepted by the IRS. Both the state and federal returns are sent to the IRS, then upon acceptance of the federal return by the IRS, the state return is forwarded to the appropriate state processing center.


If the federal return is rejected by the IRS, then the state return will not be forwarded. You must correct the federal return and then submit both returns again.


Typically, it takes 7-10 days to receive your state acknowledgement via e-mail. You will be sent an email letting you know when your state return(s) has been accepted or you can check the status of your return online from the main page of our website. Go to TaxSlayer and Log into your account. On the Your Account page you will see your return status.