Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

Excise tax bills are due thirty (30) days from the date issued. 
If you no longer have the vehicle listed on the bill, you may be entitled to an abatement. To file for an excise abatement, you must provide the Assessors Office with a complete abatement application packet. These forms can be brought into our office, mailed, or faxed to our listed number. 
Please Note: You are not entitled to an abatement just by plate cancellation or transfer. You must provide the Assessors Office with all required forms and requested documentation.
Required Documentation
[1] Motor Vehicle Abatement Application Form
     sections A, B, C, and D must be properly completed. Questions regarding bill numbers and information can be directed to the phone number below
[2] Plate Return Receipt in cases of registration cancellation
     New Registration Form in cases of plate transfer to new vehicle
[3] Documentation proving you no longer own or possess the billed vehicle
     bill of sale, insurance settlement letter, police report, etc.
The Assessors office may request additional documentation to complete an abatement application.
Please Note: Filing an abatement application does not stay the collection of your excise. You will still be subject to interest and additional charges if the excise is not paid by the due date. Abatements on paid bills will result in a refund check. 
If you have any questions regarding your motor vehicle excise, please call the office at 508-883-1500 ext. 122.

For more information on excise tax and how it is calculated, click on the links below.

Excise Tax Calculation

Motor Vehicle Excise - Frequently Asked Questions

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

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