Effective January 1, 2023, Massachusetts taxpayers with incomes over $1 million will be taxed an additional 4% on the portion of annual income that exceeds $1 million. This tax applies to both earned and investment income within the state. This brings the Massachusetts income tax rates to 5% on income up to $1 million, and 9% on income earned over $1 million. The $1 million threshold will be indexed annually for inflation following the federal adjustments.
This surtax resulted from a change in November 2022, when the State of Massachusetts voted to amend the state constitution. Voters said ‘yes’ to the Fair Share Amendment, which is expected to generate a projected $2 billion in tax revenue aimed at helping fund state transportation and public education needs, including subsidized lunch programs.
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