When will you get your check? – NBC Boston > Massachusetts

Still waiting for your Massachusetts tax refund check? You’re not alone. Many others say they are still waiting for their checks as well.

The first checks and direct deposits of $3 billion in excess tax revenue were paid out to taxpayers three weeks ago as the calendar rolled over to November. But that doesn’t mean everyone gets them on the same schedule.

About 3 million people are getting one of those refunds thanks to Chapter 62F, but to qualify for a refund now you must have filed a 2021 state tax return on or before October 17 this year.

The money will be returned to eligible taxpayers by the State Department of Revenue in proportion to their Massachusetts personal income tax liability incurred in the immediately preceding tax year—the 2021 tax year. The administration said eligible taxpayers will receive a credit in the form of a refund equal to about 14% of their personal income tax liability for the Massachusetts tax year 2021.

For example, a person who made $50,000 last year and paid back $2,500 to the state could get back about $350.

Anyone who has not yet filed their 2021 tax return but will do so by September 15, 2023 will still be eligible for a refund. These individuals, if eligible, will automatically receive their refund approximately one month after filing.

The Baker administration has created a website, www.mass.gov/62frefunds, where you can get a preliminary estimate of your refund. A call center is also now available at 877-677-9727 to answer questions about Chapter 62F tax refunds. It is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

Credits are subject to offsets, state officials said, including for unpaid tax debts, unpaid child support and certain other debts.

The state returns people up to about 14% of their last year’s state income tax owed, paid either through direct deposit or a check sent through the mail.

When will I get my Massachusetts tax refund?

Individuals who are eligible for a refund will receive it automatically as a check in the mail or by direct deposit. Refund distribution began Tuesday, November 1st.

Approximately 500,000 refunds should be distributed in the first week. Approximately 1 million refunds should be distributed weekly thereafter until all eligible refunds have been distributed.

Refunds will not be made in any particular predictable order. So don’t worry if you haven’t received your refund yet. Eligible taxpayers who have already submitted their 2021 tax returns and were taxable will automatically receive their refund by mid-December, according to the state.

Direct deposits are denoted “MASTTAXRFD” and refunds sent as checks contain several sentences on the check explaining Chapter 62F and why the recipient is receiving the refund.

We asked our viewers if they’ve received their checks yet and the response was mixed, with more saying they hadn’t received them.

Here’s what some other viewers had to say:

“Nah. I get maybe 3 bucks. Older people always get the short end of the stick,” said Betty Lindsey.

“Didn’t get it, and everyone I know got theirs,” Carrie Mazzaglia said.

“Yes, I received my direct deposit,” noted Nancy Gregory.

“I know three who have,” added Kathy Papazian.

“Yes I did, thank you very much,” said Lynn Perreault.

“Nope, nothing yet,” Kyle Nolan said.

“STILL WAITING!” said Linda DiPanfilo.

“No. I’m still waiting patiently…” said Michael Mayer.

One person said they even had trouble cashing the check.

“Yes, but a paper check that we can only put into a joint account because we’re married,” Suzanne Greason told Harlow. “So angry – even when we both physically showed up at the bank it was a no go. So now we have to open a joint account, deposit the check and then withdraw it so we can deposit it into my account. crazy stuff ! They had no problem siphoning my $ electronically, so why not just make a direct deposit? Grrrrrrr”