What should I do if I do not receive my excise tax bill?

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 plus any interest charges accrued. Therefore, it is important to keep the Registry, local assessors, and the post office informed of a current name and address so that excise bills can be delivered promptly. All owners of motor vehicles must pay an excise tax; therefore, it is the responsibility of the owner to contact the Tax Collector if he/she has not received a bill.

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1. What is the motor vehicle excise tax?
2. Where does the information on my excise tax bill come from?
3. How is my excise tax bill calculated?
4. When can I expect to receive my motor vehicle excise tax bill?
5. What should I do if I do not receive my excise tax bill?
6. What happens if I do not pay my excise tax bill?
7. Who do I contact if I have questions about my motor vehicle excise tax payment?