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Important information for the tax filing season

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.

Personal income tax returns and payments due April 15, 2020 will now be due July 15, 2020. Visit TIR 20-4 for more information.

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TIR 20-4: Tax Filing & Payment Relief: Personal Income & Corporate Taxpayers Affected by COVID-19

This TIR announces tax filing and payment relief for personal income tax and corporate excise filings and payments in response to the 2019 novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). Pursuant to “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19” (the “Act”), H.4598, enacted April 3, 2020, personal income tax returns and payments otherwise due April 15, 2020 are now due July 15, 2020. This TIR also explains relief with respect to other personal income tax deadlines pursuant to the Department’s administrative authority under G.L. c. 62C, § 87. In addition, the TIR announces that the Department will waive certain late-file and late-pay penalties that apply to corporate excise returns and payments due April 15, 2020. Visit TIR 20-4.

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


Hot topics at DOR

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Major 2019 Tax Changes

Below you will find descriptions of major Massachusetts Personal Income tax law changes for 2019.

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.

Page last updated: April 6, 2020.



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