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Find information on the new 2023 tax cuts legislation, income subject to the 4% surtax, and a tax filing season overview and video. You can also learn about which e-file option is best for you.

Updated: February 16, 2024

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New: 2023 Tax Cuts Legislation

In October 2023, new legislation was passed to provide various tax changes for personal income and corporate excise taxpayers.

The 2023 Massachusetts Tax Cuts Legislation page gives an overview of these changes. 

Working Draft TIR: Provisions in the 2023 Tax Relief Legislation has additional guidance. 

DOR intends to provide further guidance explaining the Massachusetts tax impact of the legislation.

Highlights of the tax package include increases to the:

  • Child and Family Tax Credit
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Circuit Breaker Deduction for Seniors
  • Rental deductions, and more.

There’s also a section about changes affecting the estate tax.

Current Tax Filing Season Overview

Don’t miss this year’s tax filing season news and updates.

Highlights include:

2023 MA Tax Cuts Legislation, due dates, and how to e-file and e-pay.  

New: 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.

Please watch the video below and provide your feedback.

Tax Year 2023 Filing Season Update - Cheryl Brown is located at the upper right hand corner

 

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FAQ: Income Subject to the 4% Surtax

Beginning with tax year 2023, personal income taxpayers, subject to chapter 62, must pay an additional 4% surtax on taxable income over $1,000,000, increased annually for inflation.

The FAQ page has answers to questions about:

  • What is the 4% surtax?
  • Which taxpayers are affected?
  • How to calculate the 4% surtax?
  • Required forms, e-filing, and more.

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Choose an E-File Option

Most Massachusetts taxpayers:

Do you want to make fewer mistakes and get a faster tax refund this year? E-file your income tax! Most people can file for free.

E-file for free?

To see if you qualify to file for free, check out:

Make Changes to Your Tax Return

Once you file, you or a third party can make changes to your personal income tax return.

Go to the amend page to learn how to:

  • Amend your personal income tax return on MassTaxConnect

You can also learn how to register on MassTaxConnect so you can amend your return online.

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