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Category: State Tax Questions

How do I file a state return without a federal return?

Much of the information that gets reported on a state return gets listed on your federal return as well. Because of this, you must enter your federal return information as though you are preparing a federal return. When you are done with your federal return, add the appropriate state return(s) that you plan to file within your TaxSlayer account.


When you are ready to submit your state return, select the "E-file" option located on the navigation bar found on the left side of the page. On the first page in the e-file process, you will be able to select what returns you wish to e-file (both Federal and any applicable states will already be marked as ready to file). Since you are only electronically filing your state return, simply uncheck the box next to the federal return.


At this time, we offer ‘state only’ filings to customers who have already filed a current year accepted federal return with us. If you have not filed a federal return with us but wish to, please go back and check the federal return box at the beginning of the e-file process.


If you have already filed a federal return elsewhere, it is recommended that you file your state returns with that provider as well. You may also go to the state website for assistance.


**As of 5/14/2013, Kansas no longer allows "State Only" filing. For additional information, please click here.


Please note: Your account will still be charged the tax preparation fee when filing a "State Only" return.