When is payment due?

Payment of the motor vehicle excise is due 30 days from the date the excise bill is issued. According to Chapter 60A, Section 2 of the Massachusetts General Laws, "Failure to receive notice shall not affect the validity of the excise". A person who does not receive a bill is still liable for the excise tax. Therefore, it is important to keep the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Post Office informed of the current name and address so that the excise tax bill can be delivered promptly.

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1. What is motor vehicle excise tax?
2. What is the excise tax rate?
3. When is payment due?
4. I received an excise tax on a car I no longer own - how do I get an adjustment on this bill?
5. How do I change my address?