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Massachusetts Tax & License

Personal Income Tax
Massachusetts imposes a 5.3 percent flat tax rate on earned income, which is reduced by allowable credits, exemptions, and exclusions. [More]
Sales/Use Tax
Both the sales and use taxes in Massachusetts are 5 percent. Sales taxes are levied on the retail sale of all items unless exempted by statute. [More]
Automobile Excise Taxes
All Massachusetts residents who own and register a motor vehicle or trailer must annually pay a motor vehicle excise tax that is imposed by the city or town where the vehicle is usually garaged. [More]
Property Taxes
The primary source of revenue for cities and towns in Massachusetts is property tax. [More]
State Residency
No formal procedure is required to establish legal residence in Massachusetts. [More]
Fishing & Hunting Licenses
State licenses are required for all persons at least 15 years of age who want to hunt large and small game in season and those who want to fish in any inland waters. [More]
Watercraft & Recreational Vehicles
The Registration and Titling Bureau of the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife registers nearly 150,000 motorboats and 40,000 snowmobiles and all-terrain-vehicles each year. [More]
Pet Licensing
Massachusetts law mandates the annual licensing of dogs to prevent rabies and other health problems associated with pets as well as for identification purposes. [More]
Voting in Massachusetts
To register to vote in Massachusetts you must be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of Massachusetts. [More]
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Hunter Education
508-792-7434
978-632-7648 or 617-727-3623
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Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game
Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
617-626-1500
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MASSOutdoors
Online Licensing
617-626-1600
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Internet Resources
CompleteTax Electronic Filing
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Massachusetts Property Tax Bureau
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Massachusetts Telefile Information
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State Tax Comparisons
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Tax Assessors Directory
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TaxAct Electronic Filing
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TurboTax Electronic Filing
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Political Organizations
LWV Voter Information
800-882-1649
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Massachusetts Democratic Party
617-472-0637
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Massachusetts League of Women Voters (LWV)
617-523-2999
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Massachusetts Republican Committee
617-523-5005
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Quick Links
CompleteTax Electronic Filing
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Massachusetts Property Tax Bureau
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Massachusetts Telefile Information
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State Tax Comparisons
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Tax Assessors Directory
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TaxAct Electronic Filing
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TurboTax Electronic Filing
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Sales/Use Tax
Department of Revenue
617-626-2201
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State Tax Information
Department of Revenue
617-626-2201
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Tax Assistance
Fax-on-Demand Forms
617-887-1900
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Office of the Taxpayer Advocate
617-626-2280
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Taxpayer Information
617-887-MDOR
800-392-6089
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Voting in Massachusetts
Elected Officials & Polling Locations
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Where Do I Vote?
Massachusetts Elections Division
617-727-2828
800-462-VOTE
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Citizen Information Service
Watercraft & Recreational Vehicles
Boston Main Office
251 Causeway Street
617-626-1610
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Fall River Office
218 South Main Street
508-679-8287
Hyannis Office
1019 Iyanough Road
508-771-8382
Springfield Office
165 Liberty Street
413-733-1642
Worcester Office
40 Southbridge Street
508-753-0603
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