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Frequently Asked Questions (DLS)

FAQs regarding the municipal modernization act, motor vehicle excise, personal property, chapter lands and local tax collections.

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.


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Municipal Modernization FAQs

Motor Vehicle Excise FAQs
Taxpayers with questions about, or who want to pay, a motor vehicle excise bill must contact the community that sent the bill.

Personal Property FAQs

Chapter Land FAQs

Local Tax Collection FAQs

Report showing communities that have opted to apply a residential exemption, small commercial personal property exemption or have adopted local options that may impact the property tax bill.

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