Important Tax Information
Tax Payments, Interest
The City of Framingham issues property tax bills on a quarterly basis.
Installments are due every year on:
- August 1
- November 1
- February 1
- May 1
Massachusetts law (G.L. ch. 59, s. 57C, 12th paragraph) mandates that payments received after the due date are subject to interest calculated from the day after the due date to the date when payment is made. The interest rate as provided by the law cited above is 14% per annum. Timely payments are those received in the Treasury Dept. by 5:00 p.m. on the applicable due dates.
While every attempt is made to mail tax bills to property owners at least 30 days prior to the due dates, non-receipt of a tax bill by a taxpayer does not relieve one from the obligation of paying the property tax before the due dates. Property owners are advised to contact the Tax Collector's Office if they have not received a bill within two or three weeks of the due date.
Motor Vehicle Excise
Motor Vehicle Excise bills are issued once each calendar year to the owner(s) of each vehicle registered in Massachusetts. These bills are prepared from the records of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The place of garaging of the vehicle, as of January 1, determines to what city or town the bill is payable.
The statewide tax rate for Motor Vehicle Excise is $25/$1,000 (or 2.5%) of assessed value. Bills are payable within 30 days from the bill date. As with property tax payments, excise tax payments must be received in the Tax Collector's Office by 5:00 p.m. on the due date.
Please Take Note: Excise tax bills should not be ignored. The liability for the tax remains unless the bill is either paid or abated. If there is a question about a bill, contact the Assessor’s Office immediately to have the problem resolved. Application for abatement does not stop collection of the tax.
If there is a delay in the granting of an abatement, it is suggested to pay the bill and receive a refund than let the bill remain unpaid.
Delinquent excise bills can accrue considerable charges and fees and may ultimately lead to suspension of the vehicle owner's license.
List of late Fees