What happens if my payment is late?

If an excise tax is not paid within 30 days from the issue date, the local collector sends a demand. The charge for the demand is $20. Interest accrues on the overdue bill from the day after the due date until the date of payment at a rate of 12%. If the demand is not answered within 14 days, the collector may issue a warrant to the deputy tax collector or an appointed agent. The warrant notice sent by the deputy collector to the taxpayer costs $22. If this notice is not answered than a final warrant, a service warrant, will be delivered or exhibited to the taxpayer at his/her residence at a fee of $17.

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1. What is motor vehicle excise tax?
2. Who must pay?
3. What is the rate?
4. How are vehicles valued?
5. How often will I get an excise tax bill?
6. Who qualifies for an abatement?
7. How are abatements figured?
8. Who qualifies for an exemption?
9. Where and when must I file for an abatement / exemption?
10. When is payment due?
11. What happens if my payment is late?
12. How does non-payment of motor vehicle excise affect license and registration?
13. What if I have moved out of Southborough?
14. What if I sold my car?
15. What if I traded my car?
16. What if my car is stolen?