Here's how we help you file your tax forms:

  1. We remind you when federal and state tax forms are due. We remind you by email and on the Home page.
  2. We provide you with the necessary tax forms, and, when possible, fill out the tax forms for you.
  3. To file a tax form:
    • If you're signed up for our electronic services:
      • For an electronic federal tax form, we electronically file the tax form for you when you make your electronic tax payment — all you need to do is authorize us to submit the form for you.
      • For an electronic state tax form, the method depends on
        your state's requirements:
        • For some states, we electronically file the tax form for you when you make your electronic tax payment.
        • For some states, we prepare and fill out the form for you, but you need to print, sign, and send it to the address we provide.
        • For some states, you'll need to use original, scannable forms provided by the state agency. We'll provide you with a worksheet that has the data you need to enter on each line of the form. You just need to copy the worksheet data to the original form, and then sign and send the form to the state agency.
    • If you're not signed up for our electronic services
      • For federal tax forms, we prepare and fill out the form for you, but you need to print, sign, and send it to the address we provide.
      • For state tax forms, the method depends on
        your state's requirements:
        • For some states, we prepare and fill out the form for you, but you need to print, sign, and send it to the address we provide.
        • For some states, you'll need to use original, scannable forms provided by the state agency. We'll provide you with a worksheet that has the data you need to enter on each line of the form. You just need to copy the worksheet data to the original form, and then sign and send the form to the state agency.

Forms W-2 are a special case. You don't need to sign up for our electronic services to electronically file Forms W-2. For more information, see Prepare and file federal W-2 forms.

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