Where is my Massachusetts State Tax Refund?
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How to file a Massachusetts Tax Extension
How to file a Massachusetts Tax Amendment
Prepare and efile Your Massachusetts Tax Return
The TaxFilingAdvise.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Massachusetts state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at TaxFilingAdvise.com.
Massachusetts Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file a Massachusetts state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date||Type of Income Tax Return||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description|
|April 16, 2015||2014 Massachusetts State Tax Return||Due date for Massachusetts State Income Tax Returns – income tax filing deadline|
|April 16, 2015||2014 Massachusetts State Tax Extension||Due date for Massachusetts extensions|
|October 15, 2015||2014 Massachusetts State Tax Return||Last day to efile a 2014 Massachusetts State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers|
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Massachusetts State Tax Forms that Can Be efiled
TaxFilingAdvise.com supports all of the forms that Massachusetts allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Massachusetts state tax forms:
|Form 1/1-NR/PY||Resident/Nonresident/Part Year Income Tax Return|
|Form 1/1-NR/PY Schedule CB||Circuit Breaker Credit|
|Form 1/1-NR/PY Schedule D||Long-Term Capital Gains and Losses|
|Form 1/1-NR/PY Schedule DI||Dependent Information|
|Form 1/1-NR/PY Schedule E||Total Supplemental Income/Loss (Summary)|
|Form 1-NR/PY and Schedule NTS-L-NR/PY||Specific Information [No Tax Status and Limited Income Credit]|
|Form 1/1-NR/PY Schedules X, Y and Z||Other Income, Deductions and Credits|
|Form MA||Change of Address|
|Form MA||Other State Tax Credit|
|Form MA||Unformatted Statements|
|Form MA 2G||Grantor’s/Owner’s Share of Grantor-Type Trust – Withholding|
|Form MA PTE-EX||Withholding Exemption Certificate [for Members of a Pass-Through Entity]|
|Form MA PWH-WA||Performer or Performing Entity Withholding Allocation Form|
|Form M-2210||Underpayment Penalty|
|Schedule D-IS||Long-Term Capital Gains/Losses-Installment Sales|
|Schedule EC||Solar and Wind Energy Credit|
|Schedule HC||Health Care Information (General Information, Page 1, and Page 2)|
|Form M-4||Massachusetts Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate|
MA Tax Extension
|Extension Form||Massachusetts Extension Instructions|
|Form M-4686||Form M-4868 must be used by individuals to request an automatic six-month extension of time to file their Massachusetts income tax return. This form may also be used to extend the time to file your individual use tax if you elect to report use tax on your personal income tax return. This is the only application needed to request a six month extension of time to file. The extension of time to file does not extend the due date for payment of any tax due. Extensions are granted only upon the timely filing of the extension with any required payment amount.|
Form M-4868 must be accompanied by a 100% payment of any tax estimated to be due. The extension will be considered void if 80% of the total tax liability is not paid on or before the original due date of the return. If you are not sending your tax payment electronically, complete and file Form PV, Massachusetts Income Tax Payment Voucher, along with your check or money order. Any portion of tax not paid on or before the due day of your return is subject to a late payment penalty of 1% per month of the tax due, up to a maximum of 25%.
You must file Form M-4868 via the DOR’s website if you meet the following criteria:
- You owe no tax; OR
- You are making a payment of $5,000 or more. If there is a tax due with your extension, payment can be made through Electronic Funds Withdrawal.
If you meet the above criteria, visit MA website to file via the Web. If you are making a payment, have your bank account information ready. Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2012 Massachusetts Tax Forms Form 1Resident Income Tax Return Form 1-NR/PYNonresident/Part Year Resident Tax ReturnForm M-2210Underpayment of Massachusetts Estimated Income TaxForm Taxpayer Change of AddressSchedule CBCircuit Breaker CreditSchedule DLong-Term Capital Gains and Losses Excluding CollectablesSchedule DIDependent InformationSchedule D-IS Long-Term Capital Gains and Losses on Installment Sales from January 1, 1996 Through
December 31, 2002Schedule ECSolar and Wind Energy CreditSchedule HCHealth Care InformationSchedule LPCredit for Removing or Covering Lead Paint on Residential PremisesSchedule NTS-L-NR/PYNo Tax Status and Limited Income CreditSchedule R/NRResident/Nonresident WorksheetSchedule XOther IncomeSchedule YOther DeductionsSchedule ZOther Credits
Where’s My Refund? – Check Your Massachusetts State Tax Refund Status
File electronically or early in the tax season to get your Massachusetts state tax return refund faster.
Check your Massachusetts tax refund status online.
Massachusetts Tax Facts
MA Income Tax:
The state imposes two tax rates:
- 5.3%: earned income (wages, salaries, tips, commissions) and unearned income (interest, dividends, and long-term capital gains)
- 12%: certain capital gains
MA Sales Tax:
Massachusetts has a sales tax rate of 6.25% on retail sales of tangible personal property in Massachusetts by any vendor.
MA Sales Tax Holiday:
Massachusetts holds one annual tax holiday, which usually occur on the second weekend of a month. During this holiday, certain items are exempt from Massachusetts sales tax. However, the MA consumer will only receive the tax exemption if a specific total spending limit is met.
Refer to the chart below for all Massachusetts sales tax holidays for 2014. We will update this chart when the dates become available.
|Sales Tax Holiday Dates||Sales Tax Holiday Items Included|
MA Personal Property Tax:
All real and tangible personal property in the state is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute. MA property is taxed according to its class: open space, commercial, residential, personal, and industrial property.
The administration of the assessment and collection of all Massachusetts real and tangible personal property taxes is handled by city and town assessors and collected in the jurisdiction where the property is located.
Odd Tax Fact:
The Massachusetts state tax agency website has two unclaimed refund lists: one for individuals and another for businesses. The refunds, which were returned to the MA Department of Revenue by the U.S. Postal Service, are based on returns that were filed during the past several Tax Years. The state tax agency hopes that by posting these lists, they can locate the taxpayers so they can receive updated addresses and send them their refunds.