Frequently asked questions (FAQs) published by the Division of Local Services (DLS) within the Department of Revenue provide general information about Massachusetts municipal tax and finance laws and DLS policies and procedures in effect when published. They do not answer all questions or address complex issues about their topics. FAQs are not public written statements of the Department. They are informational only as described in 830 CMR 62C.3.1(10)(c), and do not supersede, alter or otherwise change any Massachusetts General Law, Department public written statement or other source of law.
FAQs regarding Property Taxes
The resources below show some of the Division of Local Services FAQs regarding property taxes for motor vehicle excise. personal property, chapterlands, local tax collections and exemptions granted to charitable, religious, veteran and fraternal organizations.
These FAQs are designed to provide answers to questions frequently asked of the Division of Local Services from municipal governments. Taxpayers seeking answers to questions regarding any of these taxes should be contacting the municipality that is assessing the tax.
Additional Resources for
Below are answers to FAQs regarding the city budget process and information for municipal officials relating to the new Short-term rental and room occupancy taxes.
Short-term rental and traditional room occupancy owners should refer to the DOR FAQs found here.