What is an excise tax?

Under Massachusetts General Laws (Chapter 60A), all Massachusetts residents who own and register a motor vehicle or trailer must annually pay a vehicle excise. The excise tax is levied by the town where the vehicle is principally garaged, and the revenues become part of the local community treasury.

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1. What is an excise tax?
2. What if I don't own the vehicle for the entire year?
3. What determines Massachusetts residency for Excise Tax?
4. How is the Excise tax computed?
5. Where can I find more information and answers to other questions about Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise taxes?