E-File a State Return Only - Professional Editions

The TaxAct Professional programs allow you to prepare and e-file only the state return, but first you need to prepare the Federal return. All the data that flows to the state return originates from the Federal return. The State Q&A interview section then prompts for additional information specific to the state return.

To file only the state return, click Filing and select E-File My Return. Check the box next to the state return you wish to submit and then complete the filing steps.

If you don't see the option to file only the state return, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click Filing and then click Print Return (located directly below the Pro Features tab)
  2. Click Continue and select Federal Only
  3. Continue to the screen titled Paper Filing - Printing Your Return and click Print Return.
  4. Click Cancel
  5. Click on the Filing tab again and click E-File My Return. You should now see the option to check the box next to the state return you wish to submit.