Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes

 

**Motor Vehicle Excise Frequently Asked Questions and link to: https://www.mass.gov/guides/motor-vehicle-excise

Motor Vehicle Excise Billing Steps

All fees and penalties are tax laws under M.G.L. Chapter 60A

Step 1- Original Bill

  • Due date - payable in full within thirty days of issue.
  • Mail to -Town of Somerset, Collector's Office, 140 Wood Street, Somerset, MA 02726
  • Check payable to - Town of Somerset
  • Pay online

Step 2- Demand Bill

Demand bills will be sent on all excise bills not paid within the thirty day period. Demands may be issued on the thirty first day (31) after the date of the original bills date of issue.

Additional charges - a flat $10.00 charge to the bill, plus interest at the rate of 12% per annum from the due date to the date of payment.

Due datepayable in full within 14 days from the date of their issue.

Mail to – Town of Somerset, Collector’s Office, 140 Wood Street, Somerset, MA  02726

Check payable to – Town of Somerset

Pay online

 Step 3- Notice of Warrant

After prior attempts of collection are unsuccessful, unpaid bills are then sent for collection to the town’s appointed Deputy Collector. This can take place on day fifteen (15) after the demand bills date of issue.

  • Deputy Collector's phone number - 781-909-5344
  • Additional charges – a charge of $22.00 will be added to each bill with interest continuing to accrue at 12% per annum.
  • Due date- payable in full thirty days from the date of issue
  • Mail to – Deputy Collector of Taxes, 1794 N. Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
  • Check payable to – Town of Somerset
  • Pay online

Step 4- Final/Service of Warrant

If not paid within 30 days of the Notice of Warrant, the Deputy Collector will then issue a Service of Warrant which is hand delivered to the last known address of the vehicle owners.

  • Additional charges – a service charge of $17.00 will be added to each bill with interest continuing to accrue at 12% per annum.
  • Due date – upon receipt
  • Mail to – Deputy Collector of Taxes, 1794 N. Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
  • Check payable to – Town of Somerset
  • Pay online

Step 5 - Non-renewal Marks

  • Additional charges- Flagging fee of $20.00 with interesting continuing to accrue at 12% per annum.
  • Due Date-upon receipt
  • Mail to - Deputy Collector of Taxes, 1794 N. Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
  • Check payable toTown of Somerset
  • Pay online

If the excise remains unpaid at anytime after the Final/Service of Warrant, the owner and his vehicle will be “marked” at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for a non-renewal of both car registration and driving license. Individual bills that are marked may not renew their license or register any car until the delinquent bill(s) has been paid.

Form of Payment - Cash, Money Order or Bank Check is requested as the form of payment to release a flag at the registry to conduct business. Submitting a personal check will result in delaying the flag release for personal checks are held up to 15 days for clearance.

It is important that a bill for the vehicle that is no longer owned, not be ignored.