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 RMV Extends Grace Period for Certain Expired Inspection Stickers (4/13/2021) 
   

RMV Extends Grade Period for Certain Expired Inspection Stickers

The MA RMV has announced a grace period extension for certain expired motor vehicle inspections due to the nationwide system outage of inspection services by its vendor, Applus Technologies, which is expected to continue potentially through April 17th. The RMV has advised law enforcement that compliance with inspection requirements has not been possible since March 30th. Vehicle owners with expired March 2021 and April 2021 inspection stickers now have until May 31, 2021, to obtain inspections. Other extensions apply for newly-purchased vehicles, and vehicles that failed inspection.

  • Motor vehicles with expired inspection stickers from March 2021 (“3” sticker on windshield) and April 2021 (“4” sticker on windshield) are extended until May 31, 2021, to obtain an inspection.
  • Vehicles newly-purchased or registered on or after Tuesday, March 23, 2021 should be granted until April 30, 2021 to obtain an inspection. Newly purchased vehicles must typically be inspected within seven (7) days of registration.
  • Customers who recently had a failed inspection and are in the 60-day free retest window will be afforded one extra day for each day inspection services remain unavailable, but should plan to facilitate their inspection as soon as possible once the system is restored and stations are online.

 

Read the full RMV Update HERE.

 

For Registry-related questions, you may also contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate, Kathy Cormier, at kcormier@massagent.com or 508-634-7353.

 


 MAIA Fought for PPP Loan Tax Relief and Now It’s Law (4/7/2021) 
   

MAIA Fought for PPP Loan Tax Relief and Now It’s Law

It’s official. Independent insurance agencies and other small businesses operating as pass-through entities will NOT have to pay MA taxes on forgiven PPP loans received during COVID-19. MAIA advocated strongly for this provision, and Governor Baker signed it into law on Thursday, April 1st as part of the larger unemployment insurance bill. Another legislative victory brought to you by the members and partners who support of MAIA’s advocacy efforts each year! We are all in this together.

Related Reading

MAIA Advocates for Exclusion of PPP Loans from Taxable Income, The MassAgent, February 25, 2021

 


 OOS Clearance Documents Can Be Submitted Online to RMV (4/5/2021) 
   

OOS Clearance Documents Can Be Submitted Online to RMV

RMV Customers can now submit clearance documents related to an out of state (OOS) violation through their account on the Online Service Center on the RMV website via the “Submit Out of State Reciprocal Suspension Clearance Request” transaction.

  • Customers can visit the Online Service Center at Mass.Gov/RMV.
  • Documents can be uploaded via the “Submit Out of State Reciprocal Suspension Clearance Request” transaction
  • Acceptable documents include Clearance Letters or documents from another state DMV or licensing authority that show proof of clearance or compliance of all outstanding obligations with that state. 
  • The RMV team will review the documentation and respond to the customer via email.

Read the RMV Update for more details:

Online OOS Reciprocal Suspension Clearance Request

 

For Registry-related questions, you may also contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate, Kathy Cormier, at kcormier@massagent.com or 508-634-7353. 


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