|Registration Questions:||(617) 626-1610|
|Boating Registration Website:||http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dle/boatregfaq.htm/|
|State Tax Department Website:||http://www.dor.state.ma.us/|
|Registration Grace Period (Days):||60 days|
|Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:||6.25%|
|Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:||Yes|
|State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:||No|
|Boat Titles Issued:||Yes|
|Notes:||For non-dealer sales, sales tax must be paid via the web site: https://wfb.dor.state.ma.us/|
refund for highway/Road fuel taxes paid on marine fuel: Recreational boaters can apply for a $0.21 per-gallon refund (before factoring in a 5% user fee on the total refund amount) of state sales tax when they purchase highway fuel for use in their boats. To claim a refund on the gas tax, one must file within six months of the purchase date, and include all original sales invoices with the application. For a diesel fuel refund, one must file the claim within two years of the purchase date and include all original sales invoices with the application.
The gas tax refund form, GT-9M and diesel fuel refund form, SFT-9, can be downloaded from the Internet by going to www.dor.state.ma.us/forms/miscform/miscform.htm. For more information, call (617) 887-5070.
- Registered boats: 145,113
- Numbering: All motorboats
- Square Miles of Inland Water: 2,717
- Square Miles of Coastline Shore: 1,519
- Launch Ramps: BoatUS Ramp Locator
- For more information: (617)727-8760
- Website: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dle/instructionspage.htm#Boat
- Contacts: www.BoatUS.com/gov/states/contact.asp
We do not have any local issues for Massachusetts at this time.