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The TaxAct® Desktop and Professional Editions programs can automatically attach state returns for state modules that were installed on your computer.

If you don't need to file for a state that was attached to your return, you can choose not to file for the state and skip the interview questions for that state. You may also choose to remove this state; however, you must also disable the auto-attach feature or the state will be added back when you open the program again.

Follow the instructions below to remove the state and to disable the auto-attach feature.

Removing a State Return

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Desktop or Professional), click Return in the upper menu bar, hover your mouse over State, then click Add/Remove State...
  2. In the window that appears, click the Checkbox next to the state you want to add, then click OK (clicking the checkbox will select or deselect the box, make sure the state you want to add is selected).

Disabling the Auto-Attach Feature in Desktop

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Desktop), click Tools in the upper menu bar, then click Options.
  2. In the window that appears, in the Additional section, click the Checkbox next to Automatically attach selected states with new or imported returns (clicking the checkbox will select or deselect the box, make sure the box is now deselected).
  3. Click Ok.

Disabling the Auto-Attach Feature in Professional Editions

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Professional), click Preparer in the upper menu bar, then click Preferences.
  2. In the window that appears, click Miscellaneous, then scroll down to the Miscellaneous section.
  3. Click the Checkbox next to Automatically attach selected states with new or imported returns (clicking the checkbox will select or deselect the box, make sure the box is now deselected).
  4. Click Save and Exit.

The next time you open your program, the state returns will not be automatically attached, but you will be asked if you would like to add any states that have been installed on your computer.


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