Massachusetts Form W-2 & M-3 Filing Requirements

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Massachusetts W-2 State Filing Requirements

  • Form W-2 - Wage and Tax Statements
  • Form M-3 - Reconciliation of Massachusetts Income Taxes Withheld for Employers
 January 31, 2022

Deadline to File Form W-2 with Massachusetts - January 31, 2022

 January 31, 2022

Deadline to File Form M-3 with Massachusetts - January 31, 2022

TaxBandits supports the filing of Form W-2 with both the Federal and State of Massachusetts.

Q. Does Massachusetts mandate W2 filing?

A. Yes, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue mandates the filing of the W2 Forms only if there is a state tax withholding.

Q. Does Massachusetts have any additional requirements when you file W2 forms?

A. Yes. The state of Massachusetts requires additional forms to file along with Form W2.
If you paper file, you must send Form M-3 (Reconciliation) along with Form W2. If you electronically file, you are not required to File Form M-3.

Q. What are the special fields required when filing a Form W-2 with Massachusetts?

When e-filing Form W-2 for Massachusetts, the state requires Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MAPFML) (Family and Medical Leave Contributions) benefit amount as their special field.

Q. What is Form M-3?

A. The state of Massachusetts Form M-3 is an Annual Reconciliation used to report the total income taxes withheld from employees and taxes remitted to the state.

Q. What is the due date to file W2 with Massachusetts?

A. The filing due date for both Form W2 and Form M-3 with the state of Massachusetts is January 31.

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the next weekday is the deadline.

Q. What are the requirements to file W2 electronically with Massachusetts?

A. The State of Massachusetts suggests filing electronically if you are submitting 50 or more W2s.

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Q. Where do I mail Massachusetts W2 forms?

A. Mail your Form W2 along with Form M-3 to the following address:

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