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2017 Massachusetts NR/PY Earned Income Credit Amend Instructions

Some taxpayers who filed their Massachusetts tax return prior to March 2, 2018, have overstated their earned income credit, leading to an underpayment of tax and/or additional refund.   Although we fixed the issue in TurboTax, we want to make sure you have the information to determine if your return is complete and accurate.

You may be affected if all of the following apply to you:

  • You filed your state tax return prior to March 2, 2018 AND
  • You were filing as both a nonresident and part-year resident of Massachusetts in 2017 AND
  • You received the federal earned income credit AND
  • Your Massachusetts Nonresident Deduction and Exemption Ration on Form 1-NR/PY, Line 14g is greater than zero.

Due to this error you should amend your 2017 Massachusetts tax return to correctly report the Earned Income Credit and repay the overstated amount received.

What you need to do:

You can amend your returns yourself:

Click here for the instructions to amend the return

After the changes are made to your return, mail the amended return to:

No payment due: Massachusetts Department of RevenueP.O. Box 7001Boston, MA  02204-7001

With payment:Massachusetts Department of RevenueP.O. Box 7002Boston, MA  02204-7002

We're here to help if you have questions or need assistance.  You can call us at 1-877-216-2138 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time) to reach a Tax Expert who is prepared to assist you with this issue.  Tell the Expert you're calling about: 2017 Massachusetts NR/PY Earned Income Credit.

Remember to keep a copy of your amended state return in your tax files.

Filing an amended return is free.  In addition, as a part of our Accurate Calculation Guarantee, TurboTax will reimburse you for any penalties or interest you are assessed as a result of this error.  You can find additional information about our Accurate Calculation Guarantee by clicking on this link TurboTax Accurate Calculation Guarantee.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with TurboTax as a result of this issue, we will refund your purchase price.

We apologize if this situation applies to you.  If you have additional questions, please contact us at 1-877-216-2138.

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