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DOR tax picPlease note: This is last year’s tax season blog. Some material may be out of date. Read our 2016 tax season blog for current forms and information.

Tax season is upon us, and that can mean stress for Massachusetts residents and workers who don’t have the documents they need to file returns and payments by the April 15, 2015 deadline.

While the Department of Revenue (DOR) encourages online filing of Massachusetts state income taxes with WebFile for Income, you can make filing a paper return as easy as possible by having the right forms and information at your fingertips.

WebFile for Income is only available to full-year residents. Part-year residents and non-residents can file electronically using commercial software or a professional tax preparer.

Here are the most commonly used Massachusetts personal income tax forms:

Additional forms and information related to filing taxes for a corporation, insurance company, partnership, financial institution, or other entity can be found on DOR’s Tax Forms page.

Visit the DOR website, call the department’s customer service line at (617) 887-6367, or call the toll-free line at (800) 392-6089 for more information and assistance.

Filing and Extensions

If taxpayers are unable to file returns by the due date (April 15, 2015), they can request an automatic six-month extension for filing.

Those not filing extensions electronically must file one of the following tax forms to request an extension:

Massachusetts personal income tax extension requests must be filed electronically if:

  • Payment is not included with the extension; or
  • A payment of $5,000 or more is included with the extension and a return for the Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2013 period is being filed.

Paper Return Mailing Addresses

For refunds: Massachusetts Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 7000, Boston, MA 02204

For payments: Massachusetts Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 7003, Boston, MA 02204

It’s easier to file taxes when you have the right forms at hand and don’t leave it until the last minute. Get a head start by organizing your financial documents as early as possible and submit forms well before the April 15 deadline.

How are you planning to file your taxes this year — electronically or by mail? Let us know by commenting below, or tweet us @MassGov.

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