MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BACK TAX RELIEFGet started resolving your state tax liabilities using the information below. If you still need help, reach out to us using the contact form to the right of this page.
Read the MA-DOR Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
MA-DOR Monthly Payment Plan
Be prepared to submit a down payment to get a monthly payment plan. But, don't worry too much. It could be no more than your first monthly installment payment.
The MA-DOR will consider allowing you to pay back your taxes over 36 months. On rare occasion, they may consider a Payment Agreement longer than 36 months if your financial circumstances support it. Be prepared to provide financial information for longer terms.If you owe can't pay your tax debt in 36 monthly payments, the online system probably won't work for you. You may have to contact the MA-DOR to set up a monthly payment plan. The telephone number should be on your most recent collection notice.
State of Massachusetts Offer in Compromise
Yes, the Department of Revenue has an Offer in Final Settlement. They give you quite a bit of information to get started on their website. The principles and guidelines are similar to he IRS OIC.
The MA-DOR may consider removing penalties for reasonable cause. Use the Application for Abatement form.
In general, you will need to submit your request for Abatement within the following time limits, according to the form.
- Within three years from the date of the filing of the return (or within three years from the due date, if the return was filed before the due date).
- Within two years from the date the tax was assessed or deemed to be assessed;
- Within one year from the date the tax was paid;
- Within two years of DOR's determination of a responsible person's liability;
- Within any agreed-upon extension of time for assessment of taxes under MGL, Ch. 62C, sec. 27