Filing season updates
E-file and pay
E-filing is the fastest way to get your refund.
Go to the E-file and Pay Your Taxes page to learn what option is best for you.
Are you getting a refund?
Once you have filed on MassTaxConnect, it’s easy to check.
Go to the tax refund page.
Who must file?
Are you a Massachusetts:
- Part-year resident or
Do you have to file a state income tax return?
Go to the Who must file page.
Tips for filing
Need to file your Massachusetts tax return?
Check out these helpful tips.
Find a tax professional
A tax professional can help you prepare your taxes or tax case.
Amend a return
If you filed a return and want to increase or decrease the amount of tax, amend a return to report an:
- Omission or
You should not file an amended return to dispute an audit assessment.
Do not file a Form ABT with your amended return.
Go to Amend a MA Individual Return for more information.
File an extension
Some extensions are automatic.
Go to DOR's File an extension page if you need more time to file your taxes.
Filing/paying on paper
You have filing and payment options besides paper.
Go to the E-file and Pay Your Taxes page.
Filing by paper
Enclose all pages of the tax return and other documents in an envelope without using staples or paper clips.
Staples or paper clips may cause damage to the return and delay processing.
Go to DOR personal income tax forms and instructions to file by paper.
Paying by paper
When you make a paper check or money order payment to DOR, be sure to enclose your payment voucher (attached to your bill) with it.
If you did not receive a bill, use a payment voucher when sending a paper check or money order to DOR after e-filing your tax return.
If you are sending a paper tax return and a paper check together, no payment voucher is required.
If you can’t make your tax payment in full, pay as much as you can with your tax return.
Go to DOR standard payment vouchers to pay by paper.
Choose the correct mailing address. Don't forget to send a complete, signed copy of your Massachusetts tax return.
If you are due a refund, send your Form 1 or Form 1-NY/PY to:
PO Box 7000
Boston, MA 02204
If you need to make a payment with your return, send your Form 1 or Form 1-NR/PY and payment to:
PO Box 7003
Boston, MA 02204
If you are using a courier service such as FedEx or DHL, please send your Form 1 or Form 1-NR/PY (with or without payments) to:
200 Arlington Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
Go to Mailing addresses for Massachusetts tax forms for more information.
Tax Department: Contact Center hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- (617) 887-6367 or
- (800) 392-6089 (toll-free in Massachusetts).
For more ways to connect, visit Contact DOR.
Do you have a question about your tax account?
If you are registered, log in to your MassTaxConnect account and send DOR a secure e-message.
Do you need to register with MassTaxConnect?
On the upper right-hand side of MassTaxConnect's home screen:
- Select Sign Up
- Select Create My Logon.
You may also register by clicking on Register a new taxpayer under Quick Links.
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