Motor vehicle excise tax exemption for disabled veterans and ex-prisoners of war*
M.G.L. ch. 60A, s.1

Veterans as defined in section 7 of chapter 4 of the Massachusetts General Laws who by reason of service in the armed forces of the United States have suffered the loss, or permanent loss of the use of one or both feet or one of both arms or has permanent visual impairments as determined by the VA or has been determined by the medical advisory board within the Registry of Motor Vehicles to be permanently disabled is eligible for motor vehicle excise exemption (applicable for only one motor vehicle owned and registered for personal, non-commercial use).

* For ex-prisoners of war, and their surviving spouse, the law allowing the exemption for the motor vehicle excise must be accepted by the city or town to be applicable.

For information on excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans and ex-prisoners of war, contact a local assessor's office or:

Department of Revenue
Division of Local Services Bureau of Municipal Finance Laws
100 Cambridge Street (no walk-in service)
Boston, MA 02210
617-626-2300
www.mass.gov/dor

Sales tax exemption for disabled veterans
M.G.L. ch. 64H, s.6(u)

Disabled veterans who by reason of service in the U.S. armed forces have suffered the loss of, or permanent loss of the use of, both legs or both arms or one leg and one arm are eligible for a motor vehicle sales tax exemption (applicable only to one motor vehicle owned and registered for personal, non-commercial use).

Contact

Department of Revenue
19 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 887-6367
www.mass.gov/dor

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9655
Boston, MA 02114-9655