Massachusetts Income Tax Rate 2017 - 2018

Massachusetts state income tax rate table for the 2017 - 2018 filing season has one income tax bracket or a flat MA tax rate of 5.1% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Massachusetts tax rate and tax brackets are unchanged from last year. Massachusetts income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

The current year 2017 Massachusetts income tax rate of 5.1% is down from the 5.15% rate effective during the 2015 tax year. The Massachusetts state legislature once again budgeted a 0.05% rate reduction, which would decrease the MA income tax rate to 5.05% if approved. Outlook for the 2018 Massachusetts income tax rate is to decrease to 5.05%.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Massachusetts Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue..
$0to5.1%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Massachusetts Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue..
$0to5.1%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Massachusetts Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue..
$0to5.1%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Massachusetts Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue..
$0to5.1%

Please reference the Massachusetts tax forms and instructions booklet published by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Massachusetts income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2017 - 2018 legislative changes to the MA tax rate or tax brackets. The Massachusetts income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Massachusetts Tax Brackets 2017 - 2018

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Massachusetts, we can see that Massachusetts collects individual income taxes similarly for Single and Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the flat nature of Massachusetts state income tax rates at 5.1% regardless of income and status.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Massachusetts:

  • Flat tax rate of 5.1% is applied to all taxable income.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Massachusetts:

  • Flat tax rate of 5.1% is applied to all taxable income.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the MA tax rates and the number of income tax brackets remain the same.

Last updated: September 27, 2017