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Orange arrow Massachusetts Taxable IRA/Keogh and Roth IRA Distributions

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  Complete the Schedule X, Line 2 Worksheet to calculate the taxable portion of any amount you received from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), Keogh, qualified charitable IRA distribution or Roth IRA conversion distribution. Since Massachusetts does not allow a deduction for amounts originally ...
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Orange arrow Massachusetts Fees and Other 5.1% Income

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  The following items should be reported on line 4 of Schedule X. Do not enter less than 0. Enclose additional statements if more space is needed. --All fee income, such as payments for jury duty, election worker payments, director’s fees, compensation received as executor or administrator of ...
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Orange arrow What is the Massachusetts Qualified Contributory Pension Deduction?

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  Deductible Amount of Qualified Contributory Pension Income from Another State or Political Subdivision Included in Form 1, Line 4 Massachusetts allows a deduction for contributory pension income received from another state or one of its political subdivisions that does not tax such income from Ma...
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Orange arrow Massachusetts Income or Loss From Grantor-Type Trusts and Non-Massachusetts Estates and Trusts

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  Personal income taxpayers who have rental, royalty and REMIC income or loss and farm rental income and expenses; income or loss from partnerships and S corporations; and income or loss from grantortype trusts and non-Massachusetts estates or trusts are required to report income or loss from these s...
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Orange arrow Who Is Eligible to Exclude Income Under MGL Ch. 41, Sec 111F or US Tax Treaty?

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  Massachusetts Amounts Excludible Under MGL Ch. 41, Sec 111F or US Tax Treaty Massachusetts allows an exclusion from income of amounts received by a firefighter or police officer incapacitated in the line of duty, per MGL Ch. 41, sec. 111F, and an exclusion from income of amounts received by qualif...
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Orange arrow Massachusetts Election Fund

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  Massachusetts State Election Campaign Fund provides limited public financing for campaigns of eligible candidates for statewide and elective office. A taxpayer, and spouse if filing jointly, may voluntarily contribute $1 each to this fund....
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Orange arrow Do I Owe Use Tax for Massachusetts?

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  Massachusetts Use Tax Due On Internet, Mail Order and Other Out-ofState Purchases Made in 2018 If you purchased taxable tangible personal property out of state, over the Internet or from a catalog and did not pay Massachusetts sales tax at purchase, a Massachusetts use tax is due. If an item is ex...
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Orange arrow Should I Use the Massachusetts Nonresident Apportionment Worksheet?

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  Who Cannot Apportion Income? If you know the actual amount of your Massachusetts source income, do not apportion. Report your income taxable in Massachusetts on your Massachusetts return. Examples of nonresidents who cannot apportion include: An employee whose actual Massachusetts income is sho...
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Orange arrow Massachusetts Nonresident Apportionment Methods

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  When nonresidents earn or derive income from sources both within Massachusetts and elsewhere, and no exact determination can be made of the amount of Massachusetts source income, an apportionment of income must be made to determine that amount considered Massachusetts gross income.Apportionment Met...
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Orange arrow Will I be penalized for not having insurance coverage by December 31 even though I have enrolled for it already?

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  I recently changed jobs and I am no longer covered by my old insurance policy. I enrolled for health insurance with my new employer, due to a 90 day waiting period I will not be covered until January. Will I be penalized for not having insurance coverage by December 31 even though I have enrolled f...
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Orange arrow How Can I Contact the State of Massachusetts About My Taxes?

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  If you have specific questions about your tax account, please call 617-887-MDOR or toll-free in Massachusetts, 800-392-6089. Write to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue at PO Box 7010, Boston, MA 02204. DOR's customer service call center hours for tax help are 830 am - 4 pm, Monday through F...
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Orange arrow How Do I Find Out the Status of my Massachusetts Refund?

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  You can log into your return to check the status of it anytime. There are links provided to check the status of your state from there. To check the status of your Massachusetts refund at their site directly: https://wfb.dor.state.ma.us/webfile/wsi/public/webforms/refund/refund.aspx To inquire a...
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Orange arrow How can I file for an extension for my Massachusetts state tax return?

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  You may be able to apply for an extension if you're not ready to file your Massachusetts income tax by the due date. You automatically get a 6-month extension to file your Massachusetts income tax return as long as you've paid at least 80% of the total amount of tax due on or before the due ...
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Orange arrow How Do I Determine my Massachusetts Residency Status?

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  There are three different categories of resident status under Massachusetts tax law: 1. You are a Full-Year Resident if your legal residence (domicile) is in Massachusetts or if you maintain a permanent place of abode in Massachusetts and during the year spend more than 183 days, in the aggregate,...
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Orange arrow How Do I Determine My Massachusetts Residency Status?

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  There are three different categories of resident status under Massachusetts tax law: 1. You are a Full-Year Resident if your legal residence (domicile) is in Massachusetts or if you maintain a permanent place of abode in Massachusetts and during the year spend more than 183 days, in the aggregate,...
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