When must I file for an abatement?

Applications for abatement must be received by the Board of Assessors within 3 years after the excise was due, or 1 year after the excise is paid, whichever is later. To preserve your right to appeal, you must file on time.

When you file for an abatement, our office requires you to also file a “Boat status change form”  for the Commonwealth and we also keep a copy on file in the office for our records.

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1. What is boat excise?
2. Who must pay?
3. To what community is this paid?
4. What is the rate?
5. What is the minimum tax?
6. How are the vessels valued?
7. Where is the billing information derived from?
8. Who qualifies for an abatement?
9. Where must I file for an abatement?
10. Where do I get an application for abatement?
11. When must I file for an abatement?