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Tax Relief in Massachusetts

Massachusetts MapMassachusetts 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.


Massachusetts budget leaves out provision repealing tax break for K-12 private school tuition

BOSTON -- Massachusetts lawmakers have chosen not to act to prohibit Massachusetts tax breaks from helping families pay for private school. A federal tax law change will for the first time this year a...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Massachusetts Leaders Ponder Tax Incentives To Launch Broadway Hits From Boston

Massachusetts lawmakers hope the lights don't stay dim for long when the curtains come down at the end of the pre-Broadway run of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" at Emerson College's Colonial Theatre in A...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:40:00 GMT

Massachusetts House votes to adopt sales tax holiday amendment

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Mass. (WWLP) - Massachusetts shoppers could see a sales tax free weekend sooner than expected. The Massachusetts House has a...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:50:00 GMT

Data Charges Exempt in Massachusetts Under Internet Tax Freedom Act

The Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board held that charges for data services were exempt from Massachusetts sales tax under the Internet Tax Freedom Act ("ITFA" ). New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC v. Commiss...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:19:00 GMT

Massachusetts House approves August sales tax holiday

BOSTON - Massachusetts shoppers are a step closer to enjoying their first sales tax holiday in three years. The House on Tuesday approved an amendment to an economic development bill that would suspen...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:17:00 GMT

Massachusetts lawmakers considering August 2018 sales tax holiday

BOSTON -- Massachusetts consumers may get a sales tax holiday this August. House lawmakers on Tuesday took the first step toward approving a 2018 sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 11-12, adding ...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:20:00 GMT

Tax Incentives Proposed For Broadway-Bound Shows Debuting in Massachusetts

Could Massachusetts be getting an upper hand when producers are choosing where to debut Broadway-bound shows The Boston Globe has reported that state lawmakers are proposing tax incentives that encou...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:42:00 GMT

Massachusetts community hospitals may get $330M from new tax - Here's why urgent care groups oppose it

Massachusetts lawmakers are proposing a tax that would raise more than $330 million for community hospitals by imposing assessments on other healthcare providers - including urgent care centers, accor...

Published:  Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:14:00 GMT

Amazon HQ2 tax breaks aren't on Beacon Hill's agenda. Here are three scenarios.

But without special legislation, it's unlikely Massachusetts could offer an incentives package anywhere close to some of its competitors for HQ2. The state's primary program for corporate tax incentiv...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:04:00 GMT

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