Massachusetts payroll tax form information

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Unemployment forms

Agency: Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance

Website: http://www.mass.gov/lwd/unemployment-insur/

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
DUA 1/EMAC Worksheet Non-submittable only Web fill-in, Internet Yes Last day of the following month*
WR-1/WR-2 Worksheet Non-submittable only Web fill-in, Internet Yes Last day of the following month*

* Due date adjusts for non-banking days

Withholding forms

Agency: Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Website: http://www.dor.state.ma.us

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
M-941 Approved Paper, Internet No By deposit schedule*
M-941D Approved Paper, Internet No Last day of the following month*
M-941W Approved Paper, Internet No 3 banking days after the period end*
M-3 Approved Paper No January 31st*
W-2 Copy 1 Available up to 2019 (No approval required) Paper, Internet No January 31st*

* Due date adjusts for non-banking days

Other forms

1099 forms

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
1099-DIV No approval required Internet No February 28th*
1099-INT No approval required Internet No February 28th*
1099-MISC without Box 7 No approval required Internet No February 28th*
1099-MISC with Box 7 No approval required Internet No January 31st*

* Due date adjusts for non-banking days

See also: State 1099 files overview

Notes
  • Files are created only when the forms include state withholding amounts.
  • Use the Forms 1099-INT Details dialog (select the 1099 form in the Distributions tab of the Actions > Enter Transactions screen), to enter Percent of mutual fund distribution issued by Guam, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

State website: www.mass.gov/dor

E-filing notes

Forms DUA-1/EMAC Worksheet and WR-1/WR-2 Worksheet

Forms M-941, M-941A, M-941D, M-941W, and M-942

  • Registration is required with Massachusetts Department of Revenue WebFile for Business as a payroll service or accountant to enable the file transfer option.
  • File format - ASCII

Notes

  • Navigate to the Mass.Dept. of Revenue WebFile for Business website and choose login to WebFile for Business. Sign in to E-File via the file transfer option.
  • The settlement date in your file is blank because the application uses the default settlement date established by the State of Massachusetts. The default settlement date for files submitted to the State of Massachusetts is one business day after the file is received. If the file is received by the state after 4:00 PM EST, the transaction will be processed in two business days. You cannot specify a different settlement date.
  • Enter the Massachusetts QUEST Agent code in the Transmitter Information dialog, accessed from the Actions > Process Internet/Magnetic Files screen.

State ID formats

Unemployment ID: 8 digits (any dashes or spaces entered will be removed)

Withholding ID: Either the EIN or WTH-########-###

New hire reporting

Reporting methods

File Upload Type: Internet

General reporting requirements

Electronic filing required: Yes
Filing frequency: 14 days from hire date
Registration required: Yes

Website: http://www.mass.gov/dor/child-support/employers/new-hire-reporting/

Related topics

State-specific payroll tax form information

Processing state payroll tax forms

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