Sales Tax Holiday
House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to give Massachusetts shoppers another sales tax holiday this summer.
The Massachusetts House has given its support to holding another summer sales tax holiday.
It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like the idea of a sales tax holiday.
Massachusetts residents will get a break from the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax this weekend, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Deval Patrick.
Governor Patrick has signed the new Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth Law. It’s designed to help job creation in the state.
State lawmakers are set to vote on an economic development bill that includes a two-day sales tax holiday.
Consumers are taking advantage of the tax-free holiday weekend, but they are also being very careful how they spend.
Shoppers across the Bay State packed stores beginning Saturday, as the Sales-Tax Holiday weekend was underway.
This weekend, the 6.25% tax on items $2500 or less will be waived. It made Friday night at many area malls a preview night.
Retail sales were up nationwide last month. Massachusetts retailers are hoping that trend continues this weekend when the state waives the sales tax.