This is traditionally one of the busiest periods of the summer at DOR offices as new boat owners come in to pay sales taxes on their boats or other recreational vehicles, so they can enjoy the holiday weekend on the water.
So, want to avoid the last minute crowd and do what more than 80% of new boat owners did last year? Then use DOR’s simple online Sales Tax Application to calculate and pay your sales tax.
Taxpayers with boats, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles that were either bought or brought into Massachusetts after December 1, 2011 can pay their sales tax online by electronic funds transfer and receive an immediate confirmation receipt. The MA Environmental Police will need to see the receipt in order to register your boat. You can also access the DOR web application at their offices in Boston at 251 Causeway Street or in Springfield at 165 Liberty Street.
Last year, DOR processed more than 22,000 sales tax forms for boats and recreational vehicles. More than 18,000 of those were submitted online and more than $5.9 million in tax was paid through electronic funds withdrawal.
To fill out the application, you will need:
the seller’s name and address
- your bank’s routing number
- your checking account number
- the description of the boat or vehicle
- the date of sale and gross sales price
Credit and debit cards cannot be accepted. New owners who either bought or brought boats or vehicles into MA on or before December 1, 2011 must use the paper form to pay the sales tax and mail it to:
DOR Filing Enforcement Bureau
200 Arlington Street, 4th Floor
Chelsea, MA 02150
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