West Brookfield Massachusetts

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Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

All vehicles in the State of Massachusetts are subject to an annual motor vehicle excise tax. All information provided on an excise tax bill comes directly from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Bills are assessed on a calendar basis. For additional information visit: MA Motor Vehicle Excise Information Motor vehicle excise tax bills are due and payable within thirty days from the date of issue. The excise rate, as set by statute, is $25.00 per thousand dollars of valuation. The original value used is the manufacturer’s list price for the vehicle, as reported to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The value declines as the vehicle ages as shown in the table below. Percentages are as follows:


Year prior to model year:

Model year:

Second year:

Third year:

Fourth year:

Fifth year and thereafter:








Excise tax bills are owed to the town where the vehicle/trailer was garaged as of January 1.

You may be eligible for an abatement of all or part of your excise tax if you sold or traded your car, if your car was totaled or stolen, or if you moved out of Massachusetts and registered your car in another state. Please contact the Assessors for more information.

Demand bills will be issued for any excise bill not paid by the due date. Failure to receive a tax bill does not diminish your responsibility to pay the bill. Interest at a rate of 12% per annum will be charged from the due date to the date of payment. A $10.00 demand fee will be added to each bill. If the demand bill is not paid within 14 days from the date of its issuance, the Collector's office sends the bill to the Deputy Collector, who will issue a warrant to the owner. The Deputy Collector for the Town of West Brookfield is:

Jeffery & Jeffery 137 Main St., PO Box 720, Ware, MA 01082

Telephone (413) 967-9941 137