Direct Deposit Banking Information

If requesting direct deposit for a tax refund, be sure to insert the bank routing number and the individual bank account number for the deposit – and double check the numbers for accuracy. If recorded incorrectly, it may delay the refund and will result in a paper check.

Tax Refunds Receive Scrutiny on News from Turbo Tax

As you probably heard, Intuit (Turbo Tax) held up the release of client returns to state revenue agencies on news that there may have been a breach at the company.  Intuit subsequently released many of the returns. In an effort to be abundantly cautious, MA DOR stopped refunds for a short time to take a closer look at the returns. Processing of returns requesting refunds has now been resumed with additional scrutiny. Returns set aside for a closer look may result in a taxpayer receiving a notice asking for information to confirm their identity.  

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Filing Season Benchmarks

As of November 20, 2015
Total number of returns processed3,654,323
Total number of returns e-filed3,109,075
Total number of refunds issued2,511,092
Total amount of refunds issued$1,297,309,335
Refund Turnaround Time (Week of November 13 - November 20)
E-filed returns7.6 days
Paper returns29.5
Phone Calls  (Week of November 13 - November 20)
Weekly phone call volume11,865 calls
Average wait time173 seconds