In its most recent listing of state/local tax burden, the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research group based in Washington D.C., estimated the average taxpayer in Massachusetts pays 9.5 percent of income in state and local taxes, which placed Massachusetts 23rd nationally, just below the national average of 9.7 percent.
The foundation wrote: "Massachusetts taxpayers pay $5,377 per capita in state and local taxes. Massachusetts has dropped 17 places in the rankings since 1977 by imposing a property tax limitation and keeping a lid on its personal income tax rate, living down its 'Taxachusetts' nickname."
How does Massachusetts stack up with the new sales tax rate of 6.25 percent? Just about in the middle of the pack, 29th nationally.
MA Filing Extension to April 18th Announced posted on Apr 15
The Department of Revenue’s WebFile tool, which allows individuals to electronically file state personal income tax returns, has experienced delays due to heavy volume over the past few days. DOR is actively working to resolve this issue, and has extended the deadline for taxpayers to …Continue Reading MA Filing Extension to April 18th Announced
WARNING: Tax Lien Notices NOT issued by DOR Making the Rounds posted on Mar 13
Here’s another unfortunate addition to the list of financial things to protect yourself from. DOR has learned that letters of questionable origin are being sent to taxpayers with outstanding tax liens. Although these notices show amounts from actual tax liens, they are not from the Massachusetts …Continue Reading WARNING: Tax Lien Notices NOT issued by DOR Making the Rounds
Don’t Let a Hacker Steal YOUR Refund posted on Mar 11
There are some rabbit holes you definitely don’t want to fall down during tax season. One such hole, and an increasingly-common nightmarish scenario, is finding out your tax refund has been stolen. In a recent article, Allison Martin of Money Talk News was the bearer …Continue Reading Don’t Let a Hacker Steal YOUR Refund