What is personal property tax?
Massachusetts assesses a tax on tangible personal property. The contents of your domicile (or principal residence) are exempt from personal property tax. While you may own more than one home, you can only be domiciled in one place. Your domicile is considered where you file your Federal & State Tax Returns and where you vote. If your domicile contains more than one dwelling unit, you will still be liable for any personal property you own in the rental units. Basically, personal property is anything that can be removed without destroying the structure. A stove is personal property; a built-in cook top is not. Further examples of personal property include: furniture, bedding, artwork, kitchen utensils, stereo equipment, and recreation equipment.

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1. What is the Fiscal 2020 tax rate?
2. How do I change the mailing address on my tax bill(s)?
3. Why is the former owner's name still on my tax bill?
4. Why doesn't my tax bill show a value for my property?
5. How often do assessments change?
6. How do the Assessors determine value?
7. There has been a change in ownership. How do I correct the names on my tax bill(s)?
8. What is personal property tax?
9. I sold my property last year. Why am I still getting a personal property tax bill?
10. As a resident of Provincetown do I qualify for any tax relief?
11. I am a senior citizen who does not qualify for the elderly exemption. Do I qualify for any other assistance?
12. I no longer own this motor vehicle or have moved out of state. Do I still have to pay this bill?
13. I sold my boat. What should I do about my boat excise bill?