Originally Posted by B47
Did I read that correctly - you have to pay to park in your own driveway?
I guess most of us homeowners pay for parking in their own driveway indirectly by paying property taxes, but do you get a separate tax bill for this?
You read it correctly. Every car, truck, motorcycle, or trailer (all types) that you have registered in MA gets reported to your local town, and the town then charges an annual Excise Tax for it.
This also goes for boats, but in that case the bill comes from the town listed as the mooring location (which in my case is a different town).
The valuation of each is pretty low (particularly after year 2), but that's beside the point.
EDIT: We don't call it Taxachusetts for nothing!