When are the payments due for motor excise tax?

Payment of the motor vehicle excise is due within 30 days from the date the excise bill is issued (not mailed, as is popularly believed).

Note: A person who does not receive a bill is still liable for the excise plus any interest charges accrued. Therefore, it is important to keep the Registry, the Town of Reading and the post office informed of a current name and address so that the excise bills can be delivered promptly.

All owners of motor vehicles must pay an excise tax; therefore, it is the responsibility of the owner to contact the Office of the Tax Collector if you have not received a bill.

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1. What is Motor Vehicle Excise Tax?
2. How is the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax determined?
3. Where should I mail the motor vehicle excise tax payment?
4. When are the payments due for motor excise tax?
5. What if I do not receive an Excise Tax bill?
6. What if I mail in my Motor Vehicle Excise Tax payment late?
7. My vehicles registration and drivers license has been marked for non-renewal at the Registry of Motor vehicles, how do I clear this at the registry?
8. Can I make partial payments on Motor Vehicle Excise Tax?
9. What do I do if I sell or trade my car?
10. What do I do if I move out of Reading?