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Category: General Questions

How do I file my federal and state return(s) at the same time?

When you are creating your Federal return, you also have the option to create a state return. When you choose your state from the list of state returns available you will also be able to choose what residency status applies to your tax situation. The three residency statuses are: resident, non-resident, and part-year resident. Please note that some states do not have all three statuses as options.


After choosing your residency status, you will be able to go through the state menu to add information specific to your state tax return such as additions to income, subtractions from income, deductions, credits, etc.Some states have extensive options in the state menu while others do not need much information other than what you have already entered for the federal return.


When you electronically file your Federal return, your state return will be sent with the Federal return if you have properly filled out the information necessary for the state return.  Please start the e-file process by clicking the option "E-file” located on the navigation bar on the left side of the page.  Make sure both the Federal and state return(s) box(es) are checked to ensure that both returns will be submitted. You may then continue the e-file process to submit your return.


For more information on submitting only a state return please see the following TaxSlayer Knowledge Base article, “How do I file a state return without a federal return?”.