I should have received a Motor Vehicle Excise bill. Why have I not received one?

There are many reasons why you may not have received a Motor Vehicle Excise tax. They may be any of the following:

  1. The Registry of Motor Vehicles does not have your current mailing address.
  2. Your registration has expired.
  3. You haven’t been billed yet. (Note: the Registry commits up to 12 billing cycles in a calendar year.)
  4. The U.S. Postal Service has misplaced your bill.

Please be advised that under M.G.L. Chapter 60A, Section 2, “Failure to receive an excise notice shall not affect the validity of the excise.” A person who does not receive a bill is still liable for the excise plus any interest and/or charges accrued. If you have not received a bill or think you have an outstanding excise tax, please feel free to contact the Collector’s Office and inquire.

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1. When are Motor Vehicle excise tax bills mailed?
2. When are Motor Vehicle excise taxes due?
3. My Motor Vehicle excise tax bill was mailed to the wrong address. What should I do?
4. How is my vehicle’s value calculated, and what should I do if I think my Motor Vehicle excise tax is too high?
5. I just received and paid a MV excise tax bill. Why am I receiving another?
6. I no longer have this vehicle. Do I still have to pay the bill?
7. I should have received a Motor Vehicle Excise bill. Why have I not received one?
8. Can I make a partial payment towards my excise bill?
9. Is there a grace period on Motor Vehicle excise tax bills?
10. Do you accept postmarks for payment date receipt?
11. Why am I receiving another tax bill for my new car? When I registered my new car at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, I paid a tax. Am I paying twice?
12. What are Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Billing Steps?