392397 03: A tax payer looks at his rebate check July 25, 2001 in New York City. The U.S. government is sending out 92 million tax rebate checks over 10 weeks as part of the Bush administrations tax break. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Have you been checking your account everyday looking for some extra money? You’re not alone. Many of us have been checking our accounts ever since we learned that roughly 3 million taxpayers were expecting to get back around 14% of what they paid in personal income tax for 2021, thanks to an obscure law passed by voters in 1986. When will you get yours? Here’s the update from the Department of Revenue:

  • How much will you be getting and how to calculate your rebate?

    Expect to get roughly 14% of what you paid in income tax for the year 2021. Want to calculate exactly how much that will be? Use the state’s refund estimator HERE.

    Chapter 62F Taxpayer Refunds

    Massachusetts law requires that when tax revenue collections in a given fiscal year exceed an annual tax revenue cap, the excess revenue is returned to taxpayers.

  • Who has already received their money?

    As of late last week, the Department of Revenue had sent out 1.3 million automatic refunds totaling over $1.2 billion from the budget surplus. 

    Have you received your Mass. tax refund from the state's budget surplus yet?

    Although some Massachusetts taxpayers have started to receive their tax returns, there's still plenty more green to distribute, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson.

  • How will you receive your money?

    The majority of the surplus rebates are being sent out via paper checks so CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES!

    Where's my Massachusetts tax refund? State gives update on surplus rebate checks

    The refund rollout is leaving some Massachusetts taxpayers wondering where their checks are.

  • What percentage of people are still waiting for their money?

    According to the numbers, the state is less than halfway through the list of people slated to get rebates. So that means you probably haven’t gotten yours yet, but keep looking! 

  • When should you expect to get your money?

    The state expects everyone will get their money by December 15. Just in time for the holidays. 

    Massachusetts State Tax Refunds Begin: Here's When You'll Get Yours

    The state Department of Revenue is issuing a million checks and direct deposits a week.

  • Where to call if you have questions

     A call center at 877-677-9727 is available to answer questions about refunds.

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