An Overview of Massachusetts State Personal Income Tax Extension Forms

- Updated February 21, 2022 - 8.00 AM by Admin, ExpressExtension

Does Massachusetts support tax extension for personal income tax returns?


Yes. Massachusetts requires a separate tax extension Form to be filed with the state department apart from the federal tax extension Form 4868.

Note: You will get an automatic 6-month extension to file your Massachusetts income tax return as long as you've paid at least 80% of the total amount of tax due on or before the due date.

What Form does the state of Massachusetts require to apply for an extension?


Individuals in Massachusetts need to file Form M-4868 to obtain a 6-month extension of time to file their personal income tax return with the state.

  • Form M-4868- Request For Extension Of Time For Filing Individual Tax Returns

When is the deadline to file Form M-4868 with the state of Massachusetts?


Massachusetts State tax return due date is extended to May 17.

The actual due date to file Massachusetts State individual tax extension Form M-4868 is April 15 (15th day of the 4th month after the tax year ends for fiscal tax year filers).

How do I pay my balance due along with the extension Form?


If you owe Massachusetts state taxes, you must pay your tax due by the regular due date, or you will be charged with penalties and interest.

To avoid payment delays and for proper application of payment, you can use Connecticut Extension Form M-4868 to submit payments.

You can also pay tax due online or mail your Form using

Where do I mail the extension Form M-4868?


Mail the check with the payment voucher to the following address:

Massachusetts Department of Revenue,
PO Box 7062,
Boston, MA 02204.