Massachusetts residents who earn a gross income of at least $8,000 need to file a tax return. The full-year residents must file Form 1 – Massachusetts Resident Income Tax Return.
A full-year resident is someone who has a home in Massachusetts for the entire tax year or maintains a home in Massachusetts. If you’re maintaining a home in Massachusetts, you must’ve spent more than 183 days to be considered as a full-time resident.
If this doesn’t fit your description, you might be a part-year resident or a nonresident.
A part-year resident is someone who moved to Massachusetts during the tax year and became a resident or moved out of Massachusetts and ended resident status.
A nonresident, on the other hand, is someone who simply isn’t a full-year or part-year. Both part-year residents and nonresidents need to file Form 1-NR-PY – Massachusetts Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return.
How to pay Massachusetts taxes?
The Massachusetts taxation department has an online service called MassTaxConnect where you can pay taxes. Unfortunately, you cannot file taxes through Mass Tax Connect. You can only pay taxes.
You aren’t required to sign up on Mass Tax Connect to pay taxes. You can just go ahead and pay taxes without the need for registration. However, you can create an account on MassTaxConnect and handle many tax needs.
Go to MassTaxConnect log in or create an account and start paying Massachusetts income taxes.