Massachusetts electronic filing information

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State contact information

If you have specific questions about what you can e-file or about rejections you received, contact the state for more information.

Department of Revenue
Information Services Organization/ELF Program
P.O. Box 7013
Boston, MA 02204

www.mass.gov/dor/

Phone: 617-887-6367
Tax Refund Inquiries: 617-887-6367 or 800-392-6089

State electronic filing details

Grace period 7 days
E-filing mandate Yes, if preparing more than 10 returns. Extension requests are mandated when the payment is $5,000 or more. 
Accepts state-only filings Yes
Return types accepted

Resident

Nonresident

Part-year

Amended

Estimate Payments

Extension (when payment is included)

Return types not accepted

LLC Annual report

Accepts returns with these conditions

Refund

Zero balance

Balance due

Direct deposit of refunds Yes
Accepted forms of payment

Direct debit (EFW)

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

Credit card 

Signature requirements ERO retains signed Form M-8453 for 3 years
Supports PDF attachments Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing Current tax year and two prior tax years
Special considerations  See M-1345 Handbook for Electronic Filers for more information.

State contact information

If you have specific questions about what you can e-file or about rejections you received, contact the state for more information.

Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 7013, Boston, MA 02204

www.mass.gov/dor/

Phone: (617) 887-6367

State electronic filing details

Grace period 5 days
E-filing mandate Yes if total revenues are $100,000 or more. Extension requests are mandated when payment is $5,000 or more.
Accepts state-only filings Yes
Return types accepted

C Corporation

S Corporation

Consolidated/Combined

Short-year

Amended

NRCR

Extension

Estimate Payments (filed with return)

355SC

Return types not accepted

Homeowner association returns filed on Form 3M

Annual reports

Direct deposit of refunds No
Accepted forms of payment

Direct debit (EFW)

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

Signature requirements ERO retains signed M-8453C for 3 years
Supports PDF attachments Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing Current tax year and two prior tax years
Special considerations  

State contact information

If you have specific questions about what you can e-file or about rejections you received, contact the state for more information.

Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 7013, Boston, MA 02204

www.mass.gov/dor/

Phone: (617) 887-6367

 

State electronic filing details

Grace period The later of the due date of the return or 5 business days after rejection notification. 
E-filing mandate E-file required if the pass-through entity has generated a business tax credit from Maryland Form 500CR or Form 502S to pass on to its members.
Accepts state-only filings Yes
Return types accepted

Partnership

Amended

Short-year

Estimate Payments

Extension 

Return types not accepted

Composite

Withholding

Direct deposit of refunds Yes
Accepted forms of payment

Direct debit (EFW)

Check by mail

Signature requirements ERO retains signed Form EL101B for 3 years if Federal PIN is not used. 
Supports PDF attachments No
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing Current tax year and two prior tax years
Special considerations  

State contact information

If you have specific questions about what you can e-file or about rejections you received, contact the state for more information.

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

mass.gov/dor

Phone: 617-887-6367

State electronic filing details

Grace period 5 days
E-Filing mandate

No mandate for e-filing returns. The state mandates electronic payments for estimated tax payments over $50,000 and extension payments over $5,000.

Accepts state-only filings Yes
Return types accepted

Resident

Non-Resident

Amended

Estimate payments

Extension

Return types not accepted Withholding
Accepts return with these conditions

Refund

Zero balance

Balance due

Direct deposit of refunds No
Accepted forms of payment

Direct debit

Credit card via website

Online epayment

Check

Signature requirements Form M-8453F. PIN accepted as signature.
Supports PDF attachments Yes
Special considerations None

 

State electronic filing details

Electronic filing is not available for Massachusetts 990 returns.


State contact information

Department of Revenue

www.mass.gov/dor/

Phone number: 617-887-6367

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