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Question: Where can I make my tax payments online?

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For 'same day' credit on your real estate, personal property or motor vehicle excise tax bills you may pay using Sudbury's Online Payment Banking System at:              ⇒  UniPay Online

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Question: Where should I mail my tax payments?

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For regular mail delivery:  Town of Sudbury, PO Box 959, Sudbury, MA  01776 For overnight delivery:        Treasurer's Office, Town of Sudbury, 278 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, MA  01776

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Question: When is the deadline for filing for an abatement?

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The application for an abatement must be filed on or before the due date of the first actual tax bill for the year. “Actual” refers to when the tax rate has been officially set for … More

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Question: How can I find out if my mortgage company has paid my tax bill?

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You can call our office, and we will be happy to look up the payment records for your property.

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Question: When are tax bills issued?

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Sudbury’s Fiscal Year begins on July 1 and ends June 30. Real estate tax bills are issued twice a year, 30 days before the First and Third Quarter due dates.  The combination bills include payment … More

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Question: When are tax bills due?

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Quarterly real estate tax payments are due August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1. If those dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the due dates are the first normal business day thereafter. … More

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Question: How can my mortgage company get my bill?

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By law, tax bills must be mailed to the property owner. The Town deals directly with several tax services that provide information to mortgage companies. Ask your mortgage company if they use one of these … More

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Question: Why isn’t my name shown as the record owner on my tax bill?

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The “Record Owner” field of the real estate tax bill must indicate the ownership as of January 1st. Although tax bills are issued quarterly, the ownership records may only be changed once a year. All … More

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Question: When making a tax payment, who do I make the check out to?

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When making any tax payments to the Treasurer/Collector’s office, please make your check payable to The Town of Sudbury

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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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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: 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 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: 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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