- Motor Vehicle Excise
Motor Vehicle Excise
For More Information
Questions about your motor vehicle excise should be directed to your local Board of Assessors. It is best to put all questions in writing and to request a written response so that procedures are clearly defined should additional difficulties arise. It is also important to remember that deputy tax collectors or collection agencies are agents of your local tax collector. Complaints concerning the performance of their duties should therefore be directed to your local tax collector.
If an owner of a motor vehicle thinks that he/she is entitled to an adjustment of his/her excise bill, it is strongly recommended that he/she pay the bill in full, then contact the local Board of Assessors for an application for abatement.
Billing & Bill Computation
Review how excise bills are prepared.
Local tax collectors are responsible for collecting the motor vehicle and trailer excise.
Excise Tax Exemptions
Review exemptions for the excise tax.
Read frequently asked questions regarding the motor vehicle excise tax.
Non-Renewal of Registration and Driver's License
According to a Supreme Judicial Court ruling in April, 1996, cities and towns must issue a final notice to the taxpayer stating that they plan to ask the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to prohibit renewal of his/her registration until the excise bill is settled.
Payment & Penalites for Non-Payment
Read about when excise tax is due as well as penalties for non-payment.