Massachusetts Auto Excise Tax

MA excise tax

To many tax paying consumers, Massachusetts is referred to as “Taxachusetts.” One of the reasons for this nickname is the Commonwealth’s annual excise tax bill.

Massachusetts Excise Tax bills are prepared by the Registry of Motor Vehicles according to information on the registration.

They are then sent to city/town assessors who commit them to local tax collectors for distribution.

The Massachusetts excise tax rate is $25 per $1,000 of NADA valuation subject to a percentage based on the your of manufacture:

90% in the model year (new); 60% second year; 40% third year; 25% fourth year; 10% fifth year & beyond.

If you sold and turned in your plates on the vehicle you areĀ getting an excise tax bill on, or if you have transferred plates and got rid of the vehicle, you may be eligible for abatement.

Abatement instructions are located on your excise tax bill.