Massachusetts unemployment compensation worksheet changes for releases 2020-3.3.1 and 2020-3.4.

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  • 04/07/2021

Objectives

Provide guidance related to recent changes concerning Massachusetts unemployment compensation worksheet changes in tax releases 2020-3.3.1 and 2020-3.4.
  • On 4/2/2021, the MA department of revenue released the unemployment compensation exclusion worksheet. This unemployment compensation exclusion worksheet version, version 1, will be on release 2020-3.3.1, scheduled for 4/11,
  • On 4/6/2021, the MA department of revenue, updated the worksheet. This new unemployment compensation exclusion worksheet version, version 2, will be available on the 2020-3.4 release, scheduled for 4/25.

Environment

MA 1040 Individual returns with unemployment income.

Procedure

The latest MA unemployment compensation exclusion worksheet is available on the 2020-3.4 release, scheduled for 4/25.
If using the 2020-3.3.1 version, overrides are available on the Massachusetts Income / Deductions worksheet, Other deductions section (Interview Form MA6A).
  • These overrides are based on the original version of the worksheet, but can be used to produce the correct amount of exclusion. 
  • If the exclusion amount is not correct using this version, government form overrides on Schedule X/Y, line 9 can be used.

Additional Information

The latest MA unemployment compensation exclusion worksheet is available on the 2020-3.4 release, scheduled for 4/25.
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