What if my payment was not credited to my account?

If you paid with your bank’s online banking and your payment is not credited to your account within two weeks, a written request for research must be accompanied by a copy of the canceled check, both front and back. Your online transaction with your bank produces a paper check without the remit portion of the tax bill. The paper check is posted manually to the “bill number” you provided in the “account” field. Fax, mail or e-mail us the copy. Fax: (617) 730-2305, Address: 333 Washington Street, Room 101A, Brookline, MA 02445, or Email: treasurer@brooklinema.gov.

In the future, DO NOT use your bank’s online banking system to pay Town bills. Pay on the Treasurer/Collector’s webpage.

If you paid by check, a copy of the cancelled check must be provided along with a letter of request that we research your misapplied payment. Fax, mail or e-mail us the cancelled check copy.

If you paid by cash, the original receipt (copies not accepted) from your cash transaction must be provided along with a letter of request that we research your misapplied payment. It is best not to mail the original receipt so it does not get lost in the mail.

If you paid via the Treasurer/Collector’s webpage, please provide a copy of the email receipt issued as a result of the online transaction. Occasionally a customer will enter the incorrect bill number and pay someone else’s bill.

If charges have been incurred they will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

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1. What is Excise tax?
2. What if I sold my car but received an Excise Tax Bill?
3. I transferred my license plate to another car and received another Excise bill.
4. I received an Excise tax bill but no longer live in Brookline.
5. What if I do not receive a bill?
6. Where do I mail my Excise Tax Bill?
7. Can I pay my Excise Bill online?
8. Can I pay my Excise Bill over the phone?
9. What happens if I don’t pay the bill?
10. What if my check is returned?
11. What if my payment was not credited to my account?