When you e-file your federal and a state return(s) together electronically, the state return will not be processed until your federal return has been accepted by the IRS. Both the state and federal returns are sent to the IRS, and after acceptance of the federal return by the IRS, the state return is forwarded to the appropriate state processing center.
If the federal return is rejected by the IRS, then the state return will not be forwarded. You must correct the federal return and then submit both returns again.
How long does it take for my state return to be accepted?
It may take from hours to several days1 to receive your state acknowledgement via e-mail. You will receive an email letting you know when your state return(s) has been accepted. You may then check the status of your return online from the main page of our website.
- Go to the program's website
- Log into your account
- On "My Account" page you will see your return status
1 Some states may take longer to process and acknowledge returns. If your return is not acknowledged within seven (7) days, please check your state website to determine if your state is experiencing delays.
How can I track my state return's refund status?
You may also check the "step-by-step" process of your state return by going to your state's website and clicking on "Check Refund status".