A partial abatement of the excise (and refund for an excise already paid) is appropriate in any of the following circumstances:
When a motor vehicle is sold and the registration is cancelled, we need a copy of the Plate Return Receipt
When a motor vehicle is traded in for another vehicle and the plate is transferred, we need a copy of the new Registration
When a motor vehicle is totaled and the plate is cancelled or transferred to another vehicle, we need either the Plate Return Receipt or a copy of the new Registration
Transfer of a person and his vehicle to another state or country with proof of registration in that state or country and cancellation of a registration in Massachusetts
Overvaluation of a motor vehicle – (if you feel your motor vehicle’s value is to high please contact the
Boston RMV contact number is 857 368-8181, ask for excise tax dept., if they change the value please make
sure the documentation is sent to our office)
Notification to the police within 48 hours of discovery of a theft of the vehicle, surrender of the certificate
of registration not less than 30 days after the theft, and presentation of a certificate from the Registry of
Motor Vehicles verifying that the car has been stolen and plate return receipt.
If you are disposing a motor vehicle it means you have traded it in, are selling it to a private party or totaling the vehicle
If you trade it in, we must have the name of the dealer and their location.
If you sell it to a private party, we must have their name and location.
If it is totaled, we must have a letter from the insurance company declaring it was totaled.
No abatement will be granted until the proper documentation is submitted to this office.
If you do not have all the information you should pay the excise tax bill in order to avoid interest and late charges and an abatement will be done once all of the paperwork is received.