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Paid family and medical leave exemption information for multi-entity employers

Learn how employers with more than one entity can apply for a PFML exemption.

Employers seeking a Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) exemption must apply for an exemption for each entity that has its own Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) and a Massachusetts workforce. 

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PFML exemptions for businesses with multiple EINs

If your organization includes multiple EINs, you must submit an exemption request for each individual entity separately under each EIN in MassTaxConnect. It is acceptable to submit the same Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Confirmation of Insured Policy Form Number or self-insured Insurance Declaration Document for more than one entity, as long as you attach a document on your organization's letter head including the names of all of the entities and confirm that all entities listed are covered under the paid leave policy or plan.

Example: John’s Cars Inc. (2 MA employees) is a holding company that wholly owns two subsidiaries: John’s Auto LLC (20 MA employees) and John’s Service Center Inc. (30 MA employees). Because each of these entities has its own EIN and its own Massachusetts workforce, the employer must submit a separate Request for Exemption for each of the three entities and upload the required documents for each entity applying for an exemption.  

Example: Cape Coffee LLC is a parent company that does not have a Massachusetts workforce. However, it has two separate chain locations: Cape Coffee Yarmouth Inc. and Cape Coffee Provincetown Inc., each with its own EIN. Cape Coffee LLC would not need to submit an exemption request because they do not have a Massachusetts workforce. However, both the Yarmouth and Provincetown locations should each submit their own Request for Exemption under each of their respective EIN’s. 

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For questions about benefits and eligibility: (833) 344-7365

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

For questions about contributions and exemptions: (617) 466-3950

Department of Revenue - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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