Return OptionsPersonal income tax taxpayers have a number of options to choose from when filing their Massachusetts income tax returns. The fastest and most accurate method is through one of the Department of Revenue's electronic filing (e-filing) methods. Taxpayers can e-file their return either through DOR's free WebFile program, through a professional tax preparer, or by using a DOR-approved commercial software package.
Taxpayers also may opt to file either a 2-D barcoded paper return or traditional paper return.
Returns are processed in the following priority:
1. Webfile and E-File
2. 2-D barcoded paper
3. Traditional paper return (without 2-D barcodes)