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MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE ABATEMENT APPLICATIONGeneral Laws Chapter 60A
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM (ATTACH REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION) TO SUBMIT IT TO THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE.
INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for an abatement (or refund if excise has been paid), complete this form and provide the specified documentation.
Abatement applications must be received by the assessors within three years after the excise was due, or one year after the excise was paid, whichever is later. To preserve your right to appeal, you must file on time. By law, assessors may only act on late applications in limited circumstances where the excise is still unpaid and their decision in those cases is final.
Filing an application does not stay the collection of your excise bill. To avoid interest, charges and collection action, including non-renewal of your registration, you must pay the bill in full within 30 days of its issue date. You will receive a refund if an abatement is granted.
NOTE: You are not entitled to an abatement if you (1) cancel your registration and retain ownership of the vehicle, or (2) move to another Massachusetts city or town, during the calendar year. No excise may be reduced to less than $5.00. No abatement or refund of less than $5.00 may be made.
For example: 01/01
Vehicle make (such as Toyota or Honda) and Model (such as 4Runner or CRV)
Below you will find a list of reasons for abatement. You will need to provide supporting documentation based on the reason you select. Required documentation is listed below the listed reasons.
Choose only one reason for your abatement request.
Choose only one.
Upload relevant document to support reason for abatement request - bill of sale, notice from lien holder, etc.
Upload relevant document to show what happened to the registration - plate cancelation receipt, copy of new registration, etc.
By typing your full name you certify that you are the owners of the vehicle.
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