Massachusetts 2011: Property Tax Credit on Primary Residence
Massachusetts homeowners over the age of 65 who paid property taxes on their primary residence may be allowed a refundable credit on their Massachusetts tax.
Certain customers, who paid property taxes and claimed a credit on their second home, may have filed an incorrect Massachusetts tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed your 2011 Massachusetts tax return before February 21, 2012 AND
- Your federal tax return included a Form 1098 (Mortgage Interest Statement) with an amount in Box 5 (Property tax) for a second home AND
- You are over the age of 65 years AND
- You have an amount on Schedule CB, Line 10 (Real estate taxes paid in 2011)
If you are affected, your may have underpaid your Massachusetts tax. You may need to amend your Massachusetts tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the Massachusetts 2011: Property Tax.