What happens if an excise bill is overdue?

If not paid by the due date, the outstanding balance will accrue interest at a rate of 12%. If the bill remains unpaid, the following charges may eventually be added:

  • Demand Fee: $15
  • Warrant Fee: $10 (Bill is now held by the Deputy Collector)
  • Notice of Warrant: $12
  • Service of Warrant: $17
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Marking Fee: $20 (Marked for non-renewal at the Registry of Motor Vehicles)

Never ignore an excise bill. Pay it on time to avoid interest and fees. You can then apply for an abatement and refund!

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1. What is motor vehicle excise tax?
2. Who must pay an excise tax?
3. What is the tax rate?
4. What happens if an excise bill is overdue?
5. How do I change the mailing address on my excise bill?
6. How can I pay a bill that is held at the Deputy Collector's office?
7. How are vehicles valued?
8. Who qualifies for an abatement?
9. Who qualifies for an exemption?
10. When must I file for an abatement or exemption on excise?
11. Where must I file for an abatement?
12. Where do I get an application for abatement?
13. What is the minimum tax?
14. What information do I need to file with an abatement application?
15. How long does it take to receive an abatement once it is filed?