If Your Car is Leased

Eastham Town SealLeased cars are subject to excise taxes. If you lease a vehicle, the lease company is considered the owner of the vehicle. Even if the car is registered in the leasing company's name, however, there may be terms in the contract passing on any taxes, excise included, onto the driver, so it is best to check the contract.

If you terminate the lease, the company is eligible to file an abatement application and the refund check will go to the leasing company. Depending on your lease, you might be eligible for a refund from the leasing company if they have been granted an abatement.