Electronically filing, or e-filing, is a quick, easy, and secure way to file a tax return
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Most Massachusetts residents qualify for free e-file
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Any Massachusetts resident filing a personal income tax return can e-file through commercial software
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You’ll be walked through the process, instead of filling out a paper form on your own
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This cuts down on the chances you’ll need to edit or amend your return later
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Feel safe knowing that all of the information you enter is secure
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The speedy process and speedier turnaround mean e-filing is the fastest way to get your refund
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Especially at the beginning of the season
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Visit mass.gov/dor to learn about approved software vendors and free filing options
Get your refund sooner
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Learn how to e-file your tax return
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