Taxes in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does Massachusetts’s tax code compare? Massachusetts has a flat 5.00 percent individual income tax rate. Massachusetts has an 8.00 percent corporate income tax rate. Massachusetts has a 6.25 percent state sales tax rate and does not levy local sales taxes. Massachusetts’s tax system ranks 34th overall on our 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index.

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Massachusetts is no exception. The first step towards understanding Massachusetts’s tax code is knowing the basics. How does Massachusetts collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare?

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