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Disabled veteran fee and tax exemptions

Disabled veterans are exempt from paying certain RMV registration and/or driver's license fees.

Disabled veterans approved for a Disabled Veteran (DV) plate by the RMV's Medical Affairs are exempt from paying the following fees/taxes:

  • Registration fee
  • Driver license fee
  • Excise tax
  • Sales tax

 

Registration fee

Per M.G.L. Chapter 90, Section 33(29), disabled veterans do not need to pay a registration fee for one passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. It must be owned by the veteran and used for non-commercial purposes. The veteran can choose either one set of DV plates or one set of passenger plates. If the veteran chooses passenger plates with an additional special plate fee (special, vanity, or reserved plates), the special plate fee must be paid. If the veteran owns additional vehicles, registration fees must be paid for those vehicles.

 

Driver license fee

Per M.G.L. Chapter 90, Section 33(29), disabled veterans do not need to pay fees for driver's license transactions. It does not matter if the veteran has obtained DV plates, but he/she must be approved for them.

Excise tax

Per M.G.L. Chapter 60A, Section 1, disabled veterans do not need to pay excise tax for one passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. It must be owned by the veteran and used for non-commercial purposes. It does not matter if the veteran has obtained DV plates, but he/she must be approved for them. Application for the excise tax exemption must be made to the board of assessors of the city or town where the vehicle is registered. If the veteran owns additional vehicles, excise tax must be paid for those vehicles.

Sales tax

Per M.G.L. Chapter 64H, Section 6, disabled veterans do not need to pay sales tax for one passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. It must be owned by the veteran and used for non-commercial purposes. To be eligible, the veteran MUST obtain DV plates for the vehicle. If the veteran purchases additional vehicles, sales tax must be paid for those vehicles.

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