Current Tax Filing Season Overview

Get resources to help you file and pay your Massachusetts taxes. From updates to e-filing, this page has you covered. Also included is how to amend a return and file an extension.

Updated: April 18, 2024

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Filing Season Updates

Filing Season Video

This year’s Filing Season video and Resources (PDF) have you covered. Learn about new tax relief, the short-term capital gains tax rate change, the 4% surtax, and more.

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Due Dates

The following Massachusetts tax returns were due on or before April 17, 2024:

  • 2023 Form 1: Massachusetts Resident Income Tax Return
  • 2023 Form 1-NR/PY: Massachusetts Nonresident/Part-Year Tax Return
  • 2023 Form 2: Fiduciary Income Tax Return.

If you qualify for an extension, your return is due on or before October 15, 2024

Go to DOR Tax Due Dates and Extensions for more information.

E-file and E-pay

E-filing is the fastest way to get your refund. E-paying is the fastest, most secure way to make a payment.

Go to the E-file and Pay Your Taxes page to learn what option is best for you.

Who Must File?

Are you a Massachusetts:

  • Resident 
  • Part-year resident or
  • Nonresident?

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 and video.

Find a Tax Professional

A tax professional can help you prepare your taxes or tax case.

Go to Find a tax professional to help with your taxes.

Tax Refund?

Are you getting a refund?

Once you have filed on MassTaxConnect, it’s easy to check.

Go to the tax refund page.

Amend a Return

If you filed a return and want to increase or decrease the amount of tax, amend a return to report an:

  • Error
  • Omission or
  • Change. 

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.

File or Pay 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.

Mailing addresses

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:

Massachusetts DOR
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:

Massachusetts DOR
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:

Massachusetts DOR
200 Arlington Street
Chelsea, MA 02150

Go to Mailing Addresses for Massachusetts Tax Forms for more information.

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