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How to file your personal property tax return

How to file your personal property tax return

If your business owns personal property, you need to file a State Tax Form 2/Form of List every year. You have three options:

Last updated: 2/22/17
Step
1

Before you get started online

You need to file by March 1. If you filed online last year, your username and password are the same.

If you haven’t filed online before, you will get a username and password in our January mailing. This allows you to file online.

Step
1

Before you get started by email

You need to file by March 1. To complete the State Tax Form 2/Form of List, we’ll need to see:

In the subject line of your email, you need to give us this information:

  • [Business ID number], [Business Name]
  • For example: 083176, ACME LLC
  • (Your business ID number is a six-digit account number found on your bill and other Boston Personal Property mailings.)
Step
2

Email us your documents

You can email your Taxpayer Information Form, Personal Property Asset Form, and additional documents to persprop.efa@cityofboston.gov.

Step
1

Before you get started by mail

You need to file by March 1. To complete the State Tax Form 2/Form of List, we’ll need to see:

In the file name on the data CD you plan to mail to us, you need to add this information:

  • [Business ID number], [Business Name]
  • For example: 083176, ACME LLC
  • (Your business ID number is a six-digit account number found on your bill and other Boston Personal Property mailings.)
Step
2

Send us your documents

Mail the data CD with your Taxpayer Information Form, Personal Property Asset Form, and additional documents to:

Assessing Department, Personal Property Unit
1 City Hall Square, Room 301
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Need to Know:

To make sure we are efficient and accurate, we require all personal property owners to file their form electronically. To get a paper copy of the State Tax Form 2/Form of List, you need to show us that you have a hardship that prevents you from filing electronically.

Call the Assessing Department’s Personal Property Unit at 617-635-1165 for more information.

1 City Hall Square, Room 301
Boston, MA 02201