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Current tax filing season overview

Learn more about filing options, paying bills, important tax year dates and other services you'll need to file and pay your personal income tax.

Updated: August 26, 2021

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What would you like to do?

Explore filing options

Taxpayers have several options for filing their income tax returns. Find out which option is best for you.

Check the status of your refund
You can check the status of your refund online or by phone.
Pay your personal income tax
Pay online or download a payment voucher.
Free e-filing options for qualifying taxpayers
Some taxpayers may be able to file their tax returns for free. Find out if you qualify for one of these options.
Approved tax software vendors
Learn which software vendors are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Get ready to file your Massachusetts personal income tax return
A little preparation can go a long way. Knowing what you need to complete your tax return will make filing easier.
Find personal income tax forms
Download the forms you need to file.
Find a tax professional

You may qualify for free or low-cost tax preparation or legal services near where you live.

File an extension

You may be able to apply for a Personal Income or Fiduciary extension.



What you need to know


Filing Season FAQs

Learn about PPP loan forgiveness income and Coronavirus Relief Fund grants.

Major 2020 Tax Changes

Below you will find descriptions of major Massachusetts Personal Income and Corporate Excise tax law changes for 2020.

Hot topics at DOR

Follow news on DOR issues that may impact more than one taxpayer. 

Tips for filing taxes

Helpful tips to avoid common filing errors.

Mailing addresses for Massachusetts tax forms

Check the list of addresses for mailing specific forms or payments.


If you must file on paper

We recommend filing on MassTaxConnect or through vendor software because it’s fast, easy and provides calculation assistance, instant satisfaction, and an electronic confirmation.

If you must file on paper, enclose all pages of the tax return and any additional documents in an envelope without using staples or paper clips. Staples or paper clips may cause damage to the return when they’re removed which will slow down the processing of the return.



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