I have about 100 returns that I have electronically filed since the 27th. They federal acknowledgements have come through fine but the Massachusetts ones are all still showing as "sent to state". We haven't gotten a single Massachusetts acceptance yet. Anyone else having the same issue? I am wondering if they just haven't started processing them yet. Thanks!
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Some states are just generally slow and some get bogged down periodically. But as a side note have you tried highlighting the returns in your EF center and clicking on "update acknowledgements"?
Thanks, yes, I've tried the "update selected returns" to double check and the status remains the same. I am just hoping to hear from one other Massachusetts preparer to make sure it is just a system wide thing in which case I won't worry at all about the delay. I searched and hadn't read about any Massachusetts specific delays in their processing of returns so thought I would just check here. Thanks for the response.
Yup, most of mine cleared this morning too. Maybe this will just be the new norm this year for Massachusetts or, hopefully, they will be on a more consistent shorter schedule going forward. Thanks everyone, I just wanted to be sure it was an issue across the board rather than an isolated one for myself. Good luck this season everyone!
All of these replies were 4 weeks ago. I only have 1 or 2 MA returns each year and I efiled one on Friday, Feb 29. Still no acceptance from MA. They are usually accepted fast. I tried updating EF status. Still says sent to state. Have the rest of all your MA returns since 4 weeks ago been taking some time to get accepted?
Yes, they are doing them now. This post was early in the season when they started late. They are very slow when compared to the IRS on accepting them regularly. Especially if you send them near a weekend it can take almost a week before they get acknowledged. IRS is super fast by comparison.