Sales Tax Holiday
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.
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill creating another sales tax holiday in Massachusetts for the weekend of August 13-14.
Shoppers could be enjoying another Massachusetts sales tax holiday this summer.
They haven’t picked an exact date yet, but Beacon Hill lawmakers are confident the sales tax holiday will happen again this year.
Will shoppers in Massachusetts get a break on the sales tax this weekend if they don’t actually shop in the stores? Heather from West Yarmouth…
Massachusetts merchants are hoping this weekend’s sales tax holiday will give them a much needed boost from the late summer doldrums.