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States have three different ways to assess taxes to their residents based on marital status: joint, combined, or a system that incorporates both joint and combined. Massachusetts uses a joint filing system, which uses the incomes of both parties in a marriage and taxes them as a single amount. In Massachusetts, same sex marriages are recognized, so these couples are taxed the same as any other married taxpayers. By assessing taxes through a joint system, the state adheres to the federal belief that families be taxed as a single economic unit.
Massachusetts used the federal adjusted gross income as a base for taxes, though some differences apply regarding what's included in income and what can be left out.
Some sources of income are exempt from being added to your income as follows:
Other sources of income follow the federal guidelines.
Massachusetts does not have a standard deduction for taxpayers, however there are some specialized deductions that residents should be aware of. State deductions exist for:
|If taxable income more than -||but not over -||the tax is:|
|$0||-||5.15% of the amount over $0|
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|MA Counties||MA Cities|
|Barnstable||Barnstable, Brewster, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Centerville, Chatham, Cotuit, Cummaquid, Dennis, Dennis Port, East Dennis, East Falmouth, East Orleans, East Sandwich, Eastham, Falmouth, Forestdale, Harwich, Harwich Port, Hyannis, Hyannis Port, Marstons Mills, Mashpee, Monument Beach, North Chatham, North Eastham, North Falmouth, North Truro, Orleans, Osterville, Pocasset, Provincetown, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach, Sandwich, Silver Beach, South Chatham, South Dennis, South Harwich, South Orleans, South Wellfleet, South Yarmouth, Truro, Wellfleet, West Barnstable, West Chatham, West Dennis, West Falmouth, West Harwich, West Hyannisport, West Yarmouth, Woods Hole, Yarmouth Port|
|Berkshire||Adams, Ashley Falls, Becket, Berkshire, Cheshire, Dalton, Drury, East Otis, Glendale, Great Barrington, Hinsdale, Housatonic, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, Lenox Dale, Mill River, Monterey, North Adams, North Egremont, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, South Egremont, South Lee, Southfield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, Windsor|
|Bristol||Acushnet, Assonet, Attleboro, Attleboro Falls, Berkley, Chartley, Dartmouth, Dighton, East Freetown, East Mansfield, East Taunton, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Mansfield, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, North Dighton, North Easton, Norton, Raynham, Raynham Center, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, South Dartmouth, South Easton, Swansea, Taunton, Westport, Westport Point|
|Dukes||Chilmark, Cuttyhunk, Edgartown, Menemsha, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, West Chop, West Tisbury|
|Essex||Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Byfield, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Hathorne, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Prides Crossing, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, South Hamilton, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Boxford, West Newbury|
|Franklin||Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Greenfield, Heath, Lake Pleasant, Leverett, Monroe Bridge, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shattuckville, Shelburne Falls, Shutesbury, South Deerfield, Sunderland, Turners Falls, Warwick, Wendell, Wendell Depot, Whately|
|Hampden||Agawam, Blandford, Bondsville, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Indian Orchard, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Russell, Southwick, Springfield, Thorndike, Three Rivers, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham, Woronoco|
|Hampshire||Amherst, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Florence, Goshen, Granby, Hadley, Hatfield, Haydenville, Huntington, Leeds, Middlefield, North Amherst, North Hatfield, Northampton, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Ware, West Chesterfield, Williamsburg, Worthington|
|Middlesex||Acton, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Ashby, Ashland, Auburndale, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boston, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Hanscom AFB, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, Newton Center, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Nonantum, North Billerica, North Chelmsford, North Reading, North Waltham, Nutting Lake, Pepperell, Pinehurst, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, Village of Nagog W, Waban, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Waverley, Wayland, West Groton, West Medford, West Newton, West Townsend, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn, Woodville|
|Norfolk||Avon, Babson Park, Bellingham, Braintree, Brookline, Brookline Village, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, East Walpole, Foxboro, Franklin, Holbrook, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Milton, Milton Village, Needham, Needham Heights, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Sheldonville, South Walpole, Stoughton, Walpole, Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, Westwood, Weymouth, Wrentham|
|Plymouth||Abington, Accord, Brant Rock, Bridgewater, Brockton, Bryantville, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, East Wareham, Elmwood, Green Harbor, Greenbush, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Humarock, Kingston, Lakeville, Manomet, Marion, Marshfield, Marshfield Hills, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Minot, Monponsett, North Carver, North Marshfield, North Pembroke, North Scituate, Norwell, Ocean Bluff, Onset, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, South Carver, Wareham, West Bridgewater, West Wareham, White Horse Beach, Whitman|
|Suffolk||Allston, Boston, Brighton, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Readville, Revere, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Winthrop|
|Worcester||Ashburnham, Athol, Auburn, Baldwinville, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Charlton City, Charlton Depot, Cherry Valley, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, East Princeton, East Templeton, Fayville, Fiskdale, Fitchburg, Gardner, Gilbertville, Grafton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Jefferson, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Linwood, Lunenburg, Manchaug, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, North Grafton, North Oxford, North Uxbridge, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Petersham, Princeton, Rochdale, Royalston, Rutland, Shrewsbury, South Barre, South Grafton, South Lancaster, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Still River, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, West Hatfield, West Millbury, West Warren, Westborough, Westminster, Wheelwright, Whitinsville, Winchendon, Winchendon Springs, Worcester|