TaxACT's state modules are not standalone applications. They require the federal software to run.
TaxACT allows you to prepare your state return, but first you need to prepare your federal return. All the data that flows to the state return originates from the federal return. The State Q&A interview section then prompts you for additional information that is specific to your state.
Depending on your state, your filing options may be limited if you have already filed your federal return (or choose to file your state return first). If you are in a "Piggy Back" state (Arkansas and Kansas are the only true piggy back states), you will be required to print and mail your return if not submitting it along with the Federal return. For all other states you can electronically file by selecting State Only when going through the filing steps.
State Only Filing: To file only your state return, click on the blue Filing tab and select E-File My Return. Select the state-only return you wish to submit and then complete the filing steps.
If you do not see the option to file only your state return when going through the filing steps, please follow the instructions below:
NOTE: If you have previously submitted your state return but it has been rejected, correct the return and resubmit it. In the e-filing steps, the program may ask for your credit card information again. Enter the necessary information and continue until the return is submitted. Billing is based on the primary taxpayer's SSN, so you will not be charged again as long as the PRIMARY taxpayer's social security number DID NOT change (the primary taxpayer is the person listed first on the return). If the social security number did change because of a typographical error, please contact our Customer Service Department. Make sure to include the last 4 digits of both the correct and incorrect SSN so they can issue a refund.