Advanced Micro Solutions is the Answer to Form M-3

Form M-3, unlike other Massachusetts tax and wage forms, is fairly straightforward. It requires just a few pieces of essential information: the total number of employees, the total number of Massachusetts tax withheld, and the total amount remitted. The second part of the form requires employers to fill out the total amount withheld and remitted per quarter or per month (depending on your filing status). Fast and easy, Form M-3 allows employers to report the amount of income taxes withheld from employees throughout the year.

However, Form M-3 requires more than what meets the eye. To easily complete this form, employers must have essential figures ready and pre-calculated. Additionally, employers must enclose W-2 forms for qualifying employees, adding the need for additional information and file storage. Therefore, the best way to fill out and submit your Massachusetts Withholding Tax form is to integrate it with a payroll system—a system that already has the information you need. Unfortunately, few payroll solutions offer this service.

Advanced Micro Solutions is different. We provide user-friendly accounting product to streamline payroll and wage reporting for small businesses around the country. If you are struggling with Form M-3, AMS Payroll is the product you need.

The Perfect Product for Form M-3 Filing

Massachusetts Withholding Tax filing and reporting should be part of your standard payroll processes. When your system works, taxes are automatically deducted from employee paychecks. Then, the system stores necessary withholding information, which is then used to fill out quarterly and annual Massachusetts withholding tax forms. Unfortunately, few payroll products can perform these tasks. Ours does.

AMS Payroll is the comprehensive payroll solution you need. Fully customizable, the software allows for up to forty user-defined fields, allowing employers to enter variables like health insurance. AMS Payroll provides direct deposit processing, supports thirty different checks, and can import and export data from a variety of sources. The software also includes a necessary back-end data storage feature, allowing you to keep track of your numbers throughout the year. This ensures easy filing during quarterly or annual tax season.

Getting the Massachusetts Support You Need

If you are actively seeking Form M-3 support, you likely have a few additional forms to complete. Advanced Micro Solutions offers a wide range of Massachusetts-specific forms—including Form M-3—to suit your every accounting need. Nearly all of these forms are hosted on both AMS Payroll and our Forms Filer Plus , which is a simple but comprehensive forms filer. See below for our list of included resources. We also have a 1099 Software solution if that is needed.


Available on both AMS Payroll and Forms Filer Plus—

  • 1; Contribution Report
  • M-941W (WD); Weekly Payment of W/H
  • M-941D (WR); Weekly Payers Quarterly Return of W/H
  • M-941-A (A); Annual Return of W/H
  • M-941 (WQ); Quarterly Return of W/H
  • 1700-HI; Health Insurance Quarterly Contribution
  • WR-1; Quarterly Report of Wages Paid
  • M-942 (W42); Monthly Return of W/H
  • M-3; Reconciliation of W/H for Quarterly Filers
  • M-3M; Reconciliation of W/H for Monthly Filers


Available only on our Forms Filer Plus—

  • Discrepancy Note

Whether your needs are annual or quarterly, payroll or tax-related, AMS can help. If you have a question about our products or pricing, please give our Sales and Information team a call at 800-536-1099. We are more than happy to assist you.

Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.