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Tax Relief in Massachusetts

Massachusetts residents have one of the lowest personal income tax rates in the nation with its flat rate of 5.2%. This puts the state 21st lowest among all states that levy an individual income tax. However, with an average of $1,761 collected per person in state and local income taxes, Massachusetts ranks fourth highest in the nation.

Similarly, state residents pay the fourth highest amount in average federal taxes per year at $15,552, more than $4,000 higher than the U.S. average. Property taxes are also high compared with the rest of the nation, as Massachusetts' state and local governments collected more than $2,000 per person. These three taxes have made it necessary for many individuals in Massachusetts to seek tax relief as their financial burdens increase.

Even with a median income of $62,963, Massachusetts residents have seen a decline of more than 8% in the average household income over the past few years.

This relatively high median income does not stop many people in Massachusetts from having taxes owed to federal, state, and local government. When forced to choose between saving money to pay the IRS and feeding their families, it is no surprise that many families use their income to buy groceries, put gas in the car, or pay the rent. When April 15th rolls around, individuals find themselves with little-to-no money in savings to meet their tax obligations.

Because of the challenges faced by many living in Massachusetts, tax relief is becoming one popular strategy to manage mounting pressures due to job loss, medical bills, or increasing tax bills. Experienced tax relief companies have a wide range of tools available to help their clients alleviate the stress of owing taxes at the federal and state level, and of knowing that wages may be garnished or assets seized. Tax relief can come in many formats, such as audit representation and reconsideration, setting up various types of payment plans with the IRS, and tax return review.

 

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Tax Relief In The News

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Scott Walker seeks tax relief for seniors, parents in upcoming state budget

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