Chapter 62F Taxpayer Refund
During this past fiscal year (FY22), Massachusetts tax revenue collections exceeded the annual tax revenue cap requiring the excess revenue be returned to taxpayers. If you are eligible and have already filed your 2021 tax return and you had a tax liability, no action is needed, and you should receive your refund in November of 2022. If you have not yet filed your 2021 return, you are still eligible if you file by September 15, 2023 and should receive your refund approximately one month after you file. Check out these important Chapter62F FAQs and the Refund Estimator.
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More Tax Trends in 2021-22
Sales Tax Holiday
In 2022, the sales tax holiday will be on:
- Saturday, August 13 and
- Sunday, August 14.
Visit the sales tax holiday FAQ page to learn more about which:
- Retail items are and are not subject to state sales.
Are you a business owner?
The FAQs will tell you what happens after the sales tax weekend and how to report your exempt sales tax.
Current Tax Filing Season Overview
Visit the Current Tax Filing Season Overview page for information about filing options, paying bills, important tax year dates and other services you'll need to file and pay your personal income tax. You’ll find a filing season video that will give you a detailed overview of important information for Tax Year 2021.
New 2022 Trustee Tax Return Lines
New lines will be added to tax returns filed in 2022 on MassTaxConnect for taxpayers who pay sales/use tax, including sales tax on services and meals, marijuana retail taxes, or room occupancy excise.
Visit the 2022 Trustee Tax Return Lines page for information including a look at what will be requested. You’ll also find FAQs about the new meals tax return lines.
Advance Payment Requirements
Visit the Advance Payment Requirements page for information about the requirements that began as of April 2021 for taxpayers with more than $150,000 in total liability for certain tax types from the previous year. Taxpayers who qualify will make an advance payment before the related tax return is due.
New E-File Requirements for Filing Returns and Making Payments
Some taxpayers who have filed or paid on paper will be required to electronically submit tax returns, informational filings and payments to the Department of Revenue beginning on or after January 1, 2022. Communications will be sent to impacted taxpayers by mail to alert them to the new requirements and direct them to the Electronic Requirements page.
Elective Pass-Through Entity Excise
On September 30, 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature adopted an elective pass-through entity excise in response to the $10,000 cap on the federal, state and local tax deduction added in the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn about eligibility for the excise, the election process and much more on the Elective Pass-Through Entity Excise page.
COVID Tax Summary for Tax Year 2021
This COVID Tax Summary will provide you with information on important COVID-relief provisions that were put in place to assist taxpayers with tax compliance during the emergency. You’ll find information on the Paycheck Protection Program; relief grants, subsidies, and loan grants; unemployment benefits; and employees who were working remotely.
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