Question: Where can I find more information and answers to other questions about Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise taxes?

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You can find more information on excise tax by visiting the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website, http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cisexc/excidx.htm

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Question: What if I don’t own the vehicle for the entire year?

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Excises are prorated on a monthly basis. If you register a motor vehicle after the beginning of any calendar year, no excise will be imposed for those months, if any, which have fully elapsed before … More

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Question: How is excise tax computed?

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The tax is based on a 12-month calendar year, and the rate is $25.00 per one thousand dollars of the valuation on each vehicle. Vehicle valuations are set annually by the Registry of Motor Vehicles … More

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Question: What determines Massachusetts residency?

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The following criteria, although not exclusive, can be used by state and local agencies and the courts to determine residency. By law, you are considered a Massachusetts resident if you receive a local property tax … More

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Question: What is an excise tax?

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Under Massachusetts General Laws (Chapter 60A), all Massachusetts residents who own and register a motor vehicle or trailer must annually pay a vehicle excise. The excise tax is levied by the town where the vehicle … More

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