Boat and Motor Vehicle Abatement Request


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Ch. 60A §1 makes an abatement available if “during a calendar year ownership of a motor vehicle … is transferred by sale or otherwise and its registration is surrendered.

Two actions are necessary for qualification for this abatement eligibility.

          A vehicle owner must both

              (a) convey title to the vehicle and

              (b) cancel/transfer the registration on that vehicle.

The performance of one of these actions, alone, does not qualify a person for an abatement.  Therefore, a person who cancels the registration on a vehicle during a calendar year but does not convey title to the vehicle is not entitled to an excise abatement for any part of that year.

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