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Question: I have turned my vehicle back in to the leasing company, may I apply for the abatement?

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No, the application for abatement must be filed by the leasing company.  It is the responsibility of the registered owner to file.  If you wish to initiate an abatement please get in contact with your leasing company.

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Question: Should all four quarterly tax payments be in equal amounts?

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No! The tax billing year begins July 1st, and ends June 30th. The 1st two quarterly bills are issued on or about July 1st and are due and payable in two installments, The 1st installment is … More

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Question: Why does my assessment change if I don’t make any changes to my house?

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The assessed value is a reflection of the real estate market as of a fixed point in time each year. Assessors in the state of Massachusetts are obliged to track property sales and to update … More

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Question: What should I do if I think my assessment is too high?

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Request a copy of your property record card from the Assessors Office. The card will show the data relating to the assessment of the property. If the description on the record card is accurate, yet … More

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Question: Does the Assessor need to inspect my house?

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By state mandate every property in the state of Massachusetts has to be inspected by a representative of the local Assessors Department at least every ten years. Our property inspections are ongoing, and are systematically … More

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Question: Once the M.S.R.P. has been established for a vehicle, I am interested in purchasing; how can I determine how much I will have to pay in excise tax?

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The following example may help you to determine the annual excise on a new or used car. In our example we are assuming a brand new vehicle. Our new vehicle is a model year 2011 … More

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Question: If I paid less for my car than the value on the bill, is there an error?

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Most likely not! Valuations for excise tax purposes are not based on individual purchase prices. Excise valuations are based on specific, predetermined percentages of the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (M.S.R.P.). The M.S.R.P. is reported in … More

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Question: If I move from Sudbury to another municipality in Massachusetts, to which community do I pay my bill?

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First and foremost, notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles, as soon as you move http://www.mass.gov/rmv/  and effectuate your change of address. Excise in Massachusetts is not prorated based on moving from one town to another. You … More

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Question: I sold my car; do I still owe this bill?

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Yes, but you may be entitled to a partial refund. The process for applying for a refund is as follows: To qualify for an abatement you must have either cancelled the license plates or transferred … More

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Question: If I move out of state, do I still owe the bill?

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The bill should in most cases be paid as issued. Once you have re-registered your vehicle in the new state and cancelled your Mass. registration http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/rmv/  you should apply for an abatement with our Office, … More

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Question: How is new construction assessed?

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New construction is assessed each year based on the percentage of completion as of June 30th. However, the preliminary bills are based on the previous years total tax, which in many cases is just for … More

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