File your Massachusetts personal income tax return

Learn about options for filing your tax return. You may qualify to file online for free. Electronic filing is the fastest way to get your refund.

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What you need

To file your Massachusetts tax return, you may need the following:

  • Personal information including:
    • Legal name(s)
    • Birth date(s)
    • Social Security number(s)
  • All tax documents and records
  • Child care information
  • Last year's federal and state tax returns
  • Bank account and routing numbers for electronic payment or direct deposit of your refund

Get ready to file your Massachusetts tax return provides a more specific guide.

How to file

E-filing is the fastest way to file your tax return.

All of the following e-file software vendors should be equally helpful.

The following software companies offer free filing options to Massachusetts taxpayers.

Here is the list of our approved software vendors:

Links to vendor websites

Software Product

Web Based

Free Option Available

1040.com

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

OLT Online Taxes

No

Yes

Yes

ez tax return

No

Yes

No

1040 NOW

No

Yes

Yes

Free Tax USA

No 

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

e smart tax

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tax Act

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free 1040 Tax Returns logo

No

Yes

No

File Your Taxes.com logo

No

Yes

No

If you choose to file on paper, choose the correct mailing address to submit a complete, signed copy of your Massachusetts tax return.

If you used tax preparation software to complete your return and are getting a refund, send your Form 1 or Form 1-NY/PY to:

     Massachusetts DOR
     PO Box 7001
     Boston, MA 02204

If you used tax preparation software to complete your return and need to make a payment, send your return and payment to:

     Massachusetts DOR
     PO Box 7002
     Boston, MA 02204

If you used a tax form from the DOR website or a DOR booklet and are getting a refund, send your Form 1 or Form 1-NY/PY to:

     Massachusetts DOR
     PO Box 7000
     Boston, MA 02204

If you used a tax form from the DOR website or a DOR booklet and need to make a payment, send your return and payment to:

     Massachusetts DOR
     PO Box 7003
     Boston, MA 02204

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