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Request an extension to file and pay your Massachusetts estate tax

You can get more time to file and pay your estate tax. Learn how.

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How to request Request an extension to file and pay your Massachusetts estate tax

You can request an extension to file or pay your Massachusetts estate tax return with MassTaxConnect.

If you don't have an account, you can create an online account to request an extension.

Using MassTaxConnect:

  • Choose Register a New Taxpayer, then
  • Choose Register an Estate

Once you've created an account, you can log in with MassTaxConnect and request an extension.

You will receive an automatic 6-month extension to file or pay your estate tax return if you paid 80% of the total amount by the time the payment was due.

The 6-month extension begins from the due date of the original return.

You can request an extension of time to file and pay your estate tax by submitting a Form M-4768.

For faster processing, use MassTaxConnect.

To complete the paper version of Form M-4768, you'll need to have:

  • Estimated amount of Massachusetts estate tax due
  • Due date of the Form M-706

You will receive an automatic 6-month extension to file or pay your estate tax return if you paid 80% of the total amount by the time the payment was due.

The 6-month extension begins from the due date of the original return.

Mail your completed Form M-4768 to:

     Massachusetts Department of Revenue
     P.O. Box 7023
     Boston, MA 02204

More info for Request an extension to file and pay your Massachusetts estate tax

The estate tax is a transfer tax on the value of the decedent's estate before distribution to any beneficiary.

For estates of decedents dying in 2006 or after, the applicable exclusion amount is $1,000,000. Future changes to the federal estate tax law have no impact on the Massachusetts estate tax.

Contact for Request an extension to file and pay your Massachusetts estate tax

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P.O. Box 7023, Boston, MA 02204
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