i recieve a check from the insurance company for my accident repairs is there a tax taken out of this check

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Insurance Question from Bryantville, MA

Asked on 03/18/2017

i recieve a check from the insurance company for my accident repairs is there a tax taken out of this check my agent tells me there is a sale tax in Mass. its makes no cents to me

Answer given on March 20, 2017

Actually, every state has a sales tax, not just Mass. However, if your car was a total loss, the settlement check should include sales tax on the value of the car, because you will have to pay that sales tax when you purchase a replacement car.If your car was only damaged and it is to be repaired, the cost of the sales tax should also be included in the settlement check since the repair shop will charge you sales tax on the parts and the work performed.Mass is a no fault state, so there could be other charges or settlements because of that. If you do not feel you received the correct amount for the work to be done on your car you should call the adjuster and ask them to explain to you the amount of the check versus what you were quoted by your repair shop for the work to be performed. If you have a written estimate, go over it with the adjuster to be sure it is the same amount agreed upon, less your deductible


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