×
tax forms found in
Tax Form Code
Tax Form Name

Massachusetts Free Printable M-4 for 2021 Massachusetts Massachusetts Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate

It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser. Please use the link below to download 2019-massachusetts-form-m-4.pdf, and you can print it directly from your computer.

Massachusetts Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate
M-4

MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYEE’S WITHHOLDING EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE Rev. 11/19 ID Print full name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Print home address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Employee: BE AC RT PL AT E PE TI T O V I E TE M EN SE FORM M-4 L I Social Security no. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AM SV B HOW TO CLAIM YOUR WITHHOLDING EXEMPTIONS File this form with your employer. Otherwise, Massachusetts Income Taxes will be withheld from your wages without exemptions. 1. Your personal exemption. Write the figure “1.” If you are age 65 or over or will be before next year, write “2”. . . . . . . be before next year and if otherwise qualified, write “5.” See Instruction C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ Employer: 3. Write the number of your qualified dependents. See Instruction D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ Keep this certificate with your records. If the employee is believed to have claimed excessive exemptions, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue should be so advised. 4. Add the number of exemptions which you have claimed above and write the total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ 2. If married and if exemption for spouse is allowed, write the figure “4.” If your spouse is age 65 or over or will 5. Additional withholding per pay period under agreement with employer $_____________________ A. Check if you will file as head of household on your tax return. B. Check if you are blind. D. Check if you are a full-time student engaged in seasonal, part-time or temporary employment whose estimated annual income will not exceed $8,000. C. Check if spouse is blind and not subject to withholding. EMPLOYER: DO NOT withhold if Box D is checked. I certify that the number of withholding exemptions claimed on this certificate does not exceed the number to which I am entitled. Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THIS FORM MAY BE REPRODUCED THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE A. Number. The more exemptions you claim on this certificate, the less tax withheld from your employer. If you claim more exemptions than you are entitled to, civil and criminal penalties may be imposed. However, you may claim a smaller number of exemptions without penalty. If you do not file a certificate, your employer must withhold on the basis of no exemptions. If you expect to owe more income tax than will be withheld, you may either claim a smaller number of exemptions or enter into an agreement with your employer to have additional amounts withheld. You should claim the total number of exemptions to which you are entitled to prevent excessive overwithholding, unless you have a significant amount of other income. Underwithholding may result in owing additional taxes to the Commonwealth at the end of the year. If you work for more than one employer at the same time, you must not claim any exemptions with employers other than your principal employer. If you are married and if your spouse is subject to withholding, each may claim a personal exemption. B. Changes. You may file a new certificate at any time if the number of exemptions increases. You must file a new certificate within 10 days if the number of exemptions previously claimed by you decreases. For example, if during the year your dependent son’s income indicates that you will not provide over half of his support for the year, you must file a new certificate. C. Spouse. If your spouse is not working or if she or he is working but not claiming the personal exemption or the age 65 or over exemption, generally you may claim those exemptions in line 2. However, if you are planning to file separate annual tax returns, you should not claim withholdingg exemptions for your spouse or for any dependents that will not be claimed on your annual tax return. If claiming a spouse, write “4” in line 2. Entering “4” makes a withholding system adjustment for the $4,400 exemption for a spouse. D. Dependent(s). You may claim an exemption in line 3 for each individual who qualifies as a dependent under the Federal Income Tax Law. In addition, if one or more of your dependents will be under age 12 at year end, add “1” to your dependents total for line 3. You are not allowed to claim “federal withholding deductions and adjustments” under the Massachusetts withholding system. If you have income not subject to withholding, you are urged to have additional amounts withheld to cover your tax liability on such income. See line 5.
Extracted from PDF file 2019-massachusetts-form-m-4.pdf, last modified December 2019

More about the Massachusetts Form M-4 Other

We last updated the Massachusetts Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate in February 2020, and the latest form we have available is for tax year 2019. This means that we don't yet have the updated form for the current tax year. Please check this page regularly, as we will post the updated form as soon as it is released by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. You can print other Massachusetts tax forms here.

Related Massachusetts Other Forms:

TaxFormFinder has an additional 126 Massachusetts income tax forms that you may need, plus all federal income tax forms. These related forms may also be needed with the Massachusetts Form M-4.

Form Code Form Name
Form M-4868 Application for Automatic Six-Month Extension of Time to File Massachusetts Income Tax Return
Form M-4768 Massachusetts Estate Tax Extension Application
Form M-4422 Application for Certificate Releasing Massachusetts Estate Tax Lien
Form M-4852 Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement

Download all MA tax forms View all 127 Massachusetts Income Tax Forms


Form Sources:

Massachusetts usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated Massachusetts Form M-4 from the Department of Revenue in February 2020.

Show Sources >

Historical Past-Year Versions of Massachusetts Form M-4

We have a total of three past-year versions of Form M-4 in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:



TaxFormFinder Disclaimer:

While we do our best to keep our list of Massachusetts Income Tax Forms up to date and complete, we cannot be held liable for errors or omissions. Is the form on this page out-of-date or not working? Please let us know and we will fix it ASAP.

** This Document Provided By TaxFormFinder.org **
Source: http://www.taxformfinder.org/massachusetts/form-m-4