Massachusetts Enacts Sales Tax Holiday; Dates set for Aug. 13-14

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

 
 
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On August 1, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill authorizing a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts to be held on August 13-14, 2011. Ordinarily, the Commonwealth imposes a 6.25% tax on retail sales. But during the two day sales tax holiday, retail sales for most items costing $2,500 or less will not be subject to sales and use taxes. The legislation creating the holiday excludes sales of cigarettes, cars, trucks, motorboats, and gas, so sales of those items will still be subject to tax.


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