Dually in Massachusetts - NEW REGISTRATION LAW
For those of you like me that have a dually for towing and live in Massachusetts, READ THIS! Massachusetts recently changed the registration law and we NO LONGER HAVE TO RUN COMMERCIAL PLATES! The law changed at the end of 2018 and I just found out. Running commercial plates requires a $280 per year registration fee (14000 gvw dually) and a $75 inspection per year. IF you don't use the dually for commercial purposes, then it can now be registered as a passenger vehicle at a cost of $60 every TWO years and a $39 inspection fee. HUGE savings. Add in no more commercial tolls in many states and there are even more savings.
The OLD law stated the any vehicle with 5 or more wheels on the ground had to be registered commercial. Really - 5! Who comes up with these laws.
I happened on the info from a friend. Its not published anywhere. But I have my new passenger plates in hand and am saving $250 per year now. Finally getting a small break from the taxes! But I have faith that Massachusetts will find a new way to get that $250 savings back from me.
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